London

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

Simon Jenkins Simon Jenkins introduces London

Simon Jenkins recalls the atmosphere of post war London and tracks how by the end of the century it had fashioned itself as a city at peace with the new age. Read more

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Collection items

1 - 16 of 23 items available to watch online

After the Battle: London - Ed Murrow Reports After the Battle: London - Ed Murrow Reports

First Broadcast: 1959 30 mins

American reporter Ed Murrow returns to London where he spent much of World War II. (1959)

Cities of Europe: London: We Live by the River Cities of Europe: London: We Live by the River

First Broadcast: 1955 25 mins

A film journey across London seen through the eyes of two boys. (1955)

A City Crowned with Green A City Crowned with Green

First Broadcast: 1964 30 mins

How London has grown in size and spread into the surrounding country. (1964)

Clive James: Postcard from London Clive James: Postcard from London

First Broadcast: 1991 49 mins

Clive James recalls his first experiences of London life in the early 1960s. (1991)

Contrasts: Marble Arch to Edgware Contrasts: Marble Arch to Edgware

First Broadcast: 1968 27 mins

John Betjeman takes a journey from Marble Arch to Edgware. (1968)

The Debate Continues The Debate Continues

First Broadcast: 1950 30 mins

Documentary on the rebuilding of the House of Commons after World War II. (1950)

Eye To Eye: London-New York Eye To Eye: London-New York

First Broadcast: 1957 29 mins

Larry Adler provides musical commentary to scenes from London and New York. (1957)

First-Year Flashbacks First-Year Flashbacks

First Broadcast: 1946 51 mins

Highlights of films shown on BBC Television since it reopened in June 1946.

Going Places: 12 Going Places: 12

First Broadcast: 1975 22 mins

Actor Kenneth Williams gives a personal view of Bloomsbury. (1975)

A House in Bayswater A House in Bayswater

First Broadcast: 1960 30 mins

An early film by Ken Russell about the tenants of a house in Bayswater. (1960)

How They Dug the Victoria Line How They Dug the Victoria Line

First Broadcast: 1969 40 mins

The inside story of the construction of the London Underground's Victoria Line. (1969)

I Love This Dirty Town I Love This Dirty Town

First Broadcast: 1969 49 mins

Margaret Drabble investigates the problems of town planning and traffic. (1969)

Inside Story: 1976: The Market Inside Story: 1976: The Market

First Broadcast: 1976 45 mins

A look at how stocks, shares and currencies are traded in the City of London. (1976)

Inside Story: 1999: Fish Tales Inside Story: 1999: Fish Tales

First Broadcast: 1999 50 mins

Programme following the lively personalities at London's Billingsgate fish market. (1999)

Just Another Day: Series 2: The Tower of London Just Another Day: Series 2: The Tower of London

First Broadcast: 1985 30 mins

John Pitman presents a profile of a day in the Tower of London. (1985)

Just Another Day: Series 2: Soho Just Another Day: Series 2: Soho

First Broadcast: 1985 30 mins

John Pitman talks to people who live and work in Soho. (1985)

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