Bird's Eye View: Beside the Seaside


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First transmitted in 1969, Bird's Eye View traces the origins of the British seaside holiday, said to lie with King George III. Concentrating on the South West, the flying camera captures the natural beauty and character of the British people beside the sea. The programme was written and narrated by poet John Betjeman, who was famous for being well versed in myth and mirth.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 25 Dec 1969

Duration: 50 mins


Collection: John Betjeman (9 programmes)

The documentaries that made Betjeman a much-loved figure on British television.



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