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   Inside Out - East Midlands: Monday September 5, 2005

HIGHLIGHTS

Historic house and Maxwell Craven
Sense of history - are property developers destroying our past?

Inside Out investigates property developers who tear down historic houses, the changing face of bus travel, and the accountant who swapped his steady job to photograph endangered tigers.


Historic houses

Inside Out investigates the property developers who tear down historic houses.

Historian Maxwell Craven decries the destruction of big old suburban town houses with spacious grounds to make way for flats.

One of the buildings close to his heart which is under threat is at Chaddesden in Derby.

"The Cheese House" as it's known locally is one of the many which might fall victim to the growing pressure to build more housing on so called brown field sites.

Maxwell says some of our cities finest buildings in a very real danger.

Ray Gosling goes on the buses

"All my life I've been on the bus".

Ray Gosling at bus stop
On the buses - Ray Gosling looks back in time

Veteran Broadcaster Ray Gosling returns to Inside Out for an affectionate look at bus travel through some uncovered archive film of buses in the East Midlands dating back to the 50's.

Ray finds some old vintage Barton's buses standing in a garage where they've been since they went out of service many decades ago.

He also explores new ways to use the buses today as we are all encouraged to use public transport to cut pollution and ease congestion.

Tiger man

Meet the accountant who gave up a steady job to photograph endangered tigers in India.

Pete Cooper
Tiger adventure

Three years ago Pete Cooper, an accountant from Nottinghamshire, decided to make a life changing decision.

At the age of 41 he put his house on the line when he gave up a secure, well paid job in order to chase a dream.

He decided to become a wildlife photographer.

Inside Out followed Pete's most ambitious assignment yet - a trip that cost him his life savings and brought him face to face with one of the world's most dangerous predators… the endangered Bengal tiger in India.

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House prices

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