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Britain's Park Story

The British invented them for the world, and they have been described as 'the lungs of the city - historian Dan Cruickshank reveals the history of our public parks.

Cruickshank travels the country to discover the evolution of the nation's urban public parks, a story of class, civic pride, changing fashions in sport and recreation which helps re-evaluate the amazing assets they are.

From their civic heyday in the 19th century to the neglect of the 1980s and their resurgence today, the documentary is a fascinating and entertaining history of an often-overlooked great British invention.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 30 Apr 2014 02:00


Role Contributor
PresenterDan Cruickshank
Executive ProducerStephen McGinn
ProducerMartina Hall
DirectorMartina Hall