I Love This Dirty Town

 

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First transmitted in 1969, this personal plea from Margaret Drabble is a lament for the death of the city, which questions whether 'civic redevelopment' is tearing the heart out of our cities. Are tower blocks, giant supermarkets and an ever expanding suburbia the way forward? Margaret Drabble thinks not and argues that a successful city combines areas where residents and office workers share a space and a multiplicity of shops serve their needs. She also challenges the myth that streets are traffic arteries and unsavoury places to be in, especially for children, arguing that it's traffic that's the problem, not kids.

 

Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 4 Jan 1969

Duration: 50 mins

 

Collection: London (23 programmes)

A collection of BBC programmes celebrating the people, places and spaces of London.

 

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