Peterson's Tower (03:26)
Gerald Scarfe decided to build a tower without architectural plans. Thomas Turton Peterson believed the ghost of Sir Christopher Wren instructed him to build a tower during a séance. (Credits)
Paxton's Tower (04:50)
Follies are monuments to the builder's ego. Sir William Paxton uses alcohol to win a seat in Parliament; Scarrington has a tower of 50,000 horseshoes. An eccentric is a person who is unconventional or does not follow traditional norms.
Secret Folly Garden (03:14)
Scarfe reflects on various types of follies including political, social, and environmental. Reverend David Edwards constructs the garden for trysts with a local gypsy.
Rushton Triangular Lodge (04:11)
In 1597, Sir Thomas Tresham builds the lodge to reflect the Trinity. Francis Tresham's involvement with the Gunpowder Plot prohibits him from completing Lyveden New Bield.
Castle Ruin (02:02)
Rupert Brooke commemorates Samuel Page Widnall's creation in "The Falling House that Never Falls." Scarfe attempts to draw a cartoon of Margaret Thatcher.
Collett's Jungle (02:47)
Designed by Samuel Russell Collett, this facade hides a farmhouse. Scarfe describes how the gentleman kept kangaroos, deer, and other creatures.
Luttrell's Tower (02:46)
A smuggler's tunnel runs from the tower to the beach allows men to bring in brandy for the prince regent. Scarfe checks on the progress of his folly.
Vicar's Pulpit (02:51)
In 1830, Isaac Septimus Nullis builds a pulpit so he can give sermons to his livestock. Mr. David Mayhew constructs a folly made of cement to retreat from modern day society.
Temple of Dr. Price (03:58)
Scarfe describes Dr. William Price's infatuation with a young virgin. Price cremates his son Iesu Grist in neo-druidic tradition. He builds his folly on land he does not own.
Sugar Loaf (07:13)
Scarfe examines his folly. Mad Jack Fuller decides to help the unemployed by building a pyramid mausoleum. The eccentric wins a bet by erecting the structure in 24 hours.
Scarfe's Folly (03:17)
Scarfe designs a folly in the shape of a camel and finds a potential resident. Showgirls dance at the opening ceremonies.
Credits: Scarfe's Follies (01:21)
Credits: Scarfe's Follies
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