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Duke Street, Glasgow

The series about archetypal streets in three of Scotland's great cities focuses on the longest street in Britain - Glasgow's Duke Street.

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.

Duke Street is Britain's longest street, running from Glasgow city centre through the heart of Glasgow's East End. Elegant Victorian tenement blocks line the road to the south of Duke Street. Yet just 40 years ago, those tenements were under threat. This is the story of how a group of pioneering residents took on the Glasgow Corporation in a battle to save their homes.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Steven Mackintosh
Director Russell England
Producer Russell England
Writer Russell England
Executive Producer Katie Bailiff
Executive Producer Simon Ford

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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?