New Town, Home Town

First transmitted in 1979, writer Colin Ward sets out to discover the truth about Britain’s New Towns.

He visits Harlow, Peterlee, Runcorn and the youngest and biggest New Town, Milton Keynes, hearing from their architects and residents, and examining their reputation.

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58 minutes

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Sat 24 May 1980 19:30
BBC Two except East, South East

Post-War Architecture Collection

Post-War Architecture Collection
This programme is part a collection of BBC programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.

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Role Contributor
PresenterColin Ward
ProducerDavid Heycock
Executive ProducerChristopher Martin
Film EditorChristopher Rowlands
Camera OperatorPeter Chapman
ResearcherKatya Krausova

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