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Watership Down

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 April 2012

Helen Mark visits the Berkshire site made famous by author Richard Adams in Watership Down . Development is now planned in Sandleford near Newbury .
A planning application to build 2,000 homes has met with opposition from the local community. However West Berkshire Council says it needs to build more due to a housing shortage.
To explore the issues and mark the 40th anniversary of the book’s publication Helen retraces the landscape that follows the Berkshire/Hampshire border.

  • Sunrise in Sandleford Park, Berkshire

    Sunrise in Sandleford Park, Berkshire

  • Helen Mark meets Watership Down author Richard Adams

    Helen Mark meets Watership Down author Richard Adams



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