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16/09/2011

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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 September 2011

Sir Roy Strong's hopes that his beloved garden will be inherited by the nation when he dies.

Why tour operators believe there will be empty hotel rooms during the Olympics..

..and why supporters of some Olympic competitors may not make it to London.

Plus, we hear from the man who is moving mountains to build a mountain - in his distinctly flat homeland.

The presenter is Peter White. The producer is Kathryn Takatsuki.

Chapters

7 items
  • Metal Theft

    BT is the latest organisation to call for new measures to tackle the growth in metal theft crime - and how a village in Oxfordshire coped with being cut off from the world.

  • Olympic Hotel Rooms

    Greater London has enough hotel rooms, but will there be the visitors to fill them? New research suggests visitor numbers can be disappointing during an Olympics. So will our hotels be half empty?

  • Visa troubles

    The UK tourism industry is worried that visitors from India and China are finding it hard to get a UK visa. We find out why, and hear suggestions to improve things

  • Discretionary spend

    New research into spending habits suggests, despite the down-turn, people are reluctant to give up spending on holidays or leisure.

  • Sir Roy Strong on his garden

    Why the renowned art historian hopes his beloved garden will be inherited by the nation when he dies.

  • Dutch Mountain

    Plans are afoot in the Netherlands to construct a manmade mountain in Europe’s lowest country. If that sounds fanciful, it’s worth bearing in mind that the Dutch have a record in defying nature

  • Red Paint

    Are reports that we buy twice as much red paint as magnolia to be believed?

  • The Laskett Gardens are the largest private formal gardens in England. Photo: Clive Boursnell

    The Laskett Gardens are the largest private formal gardens in England. Photo: Clive Boursnell

  • Sir Roy Strong and his late wife Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman created the garden.

    Sir Roy Strong and his late wife Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman created the garden.

  • The garden tells the story of their marriage and life together. Photo: Clive Boursnell

    The garden tells the story of their marriage and life together. Photo: Clive Boursnell

  • The Laskett Gardens. Photo: Clive Boursnell

    The Laskett Gardens. Photo: Clive Boursnell

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