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Alton Estate

First transmitted in 1996, architect Sir Richard Rogers praises the Alton Housing Estate, in Roehampton, south London. Built in the 1950s by London County Council as a modern utopia, Rogers describes it as one of the best estates of its kind in the world.

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Sun 24 Aug 1997 18:35

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
Presenter Richard Rogers
Director Mick Conefrey
Producer Ruth Rosenthal
Participant Eve O’Roughty


  • Mon 24 Jun 1996 20:50
  • Sun 24 Aug 1997 18:35

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