New Town, Home Town

Duration: 58 minutes

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.

  • Post-War Architecture Collection

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Colin Ward
David Heycock
Executive Producer
Christopher Martin
Film Editor
Christopher Rowlands
Camera Operator
Peter Chapman
Katya Krausova


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