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The Moray Estate, Edinburgh

The series about archetypal streets in Scotland's great cities focuses on Edinburgh's New Town - a prime example of Georgian neo-classical architecture.

BBC Two's multi-award-winning Secret History of Our Streets told the story of six London streets, from Victorian times to the present day.

Now, as its people stand at a crossroads in their history, the series travels to Scotland to tell the stories of three archetypal streets in Scotland's three great cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Endlessly surprising and not at all what you would expect, the stories of these streets are the story of a nation.

This is the story of Edinburgh's New Town and the Moray Estate - an area unlike anywhere else in Britain, with an architecture and a people seemingly unchanged over almost 200 years. The last bastion of the British Empire. A group of Scots, at a pivotal moment in time... the grandest street in Scotland.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Apr 2019 22:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Philip Glass

    Glassworks III: Islands

    Conductor: Michael Riesman. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble.


Role Contributor
Narrator Steven Mackintosh
Producer Jaime Taylor
Director Joseph Bullman
Writer Joseph Bullman


Go to the OU website for more about the Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland

Go to the OU website for more about the Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland

Extra! Extra! What secrets lie beneath the streets of Scotland?