Duration: 30 minutes

First transmitted in 1964, this film charts how London has grown in size and spread into the surrounding country. Written and narrated by architectural critic Reyner Banham, A City Crowned with Green describes the unique character of London as a capital city. Banham looks at how it has, from the time of Elizabeth I, defied the efforts of the planners to curb its growth but he is alarmed by the urban sprawl. Is to too late to get back closer to the heart and make London a city crowned with green?

Last on

Fri 12 Jun 1964 22:10 BBC One

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Credits

Presenter
Reyner Banham
Producer
Nancy Thomas

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