Back To The Drawing Board

Six programmes looking at the rebuilding of postwar Britain.

Episodes

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Modernising Morecambe2006050920060514

Morecambe, once a thriving seaside resort and home to Miss World competitions, is attempting to relaunch itself as a tourist destination.

Radio 4 has exclusive access to the judging meetings for the architectural competition to chose a firm to redevelop the promenade.

John Wilson visits Morecambe to see which companies are vying for the contract to spruce up the town.

Modernising Morecambe

Radio 4 has exclusive access to the judging meetings for the architectural competition to choose a firm to redevelop the promenade.

Modernising Morecambe2006050920060514

Morecambe, once a thriving seaside resort and home to Miss World competitions, is attempting to relaunch itself as a tourist destination.

Radio 4 has exclusive access to the judging meetings for the architectural competition to chose a firm to redevelop the promenade.

John Wilson visits Morecambe to see which companies are vying for the contract to spruce up the town.

Modernising Morecambe

Radio 4 has exclusive access to the judging meetings for the architectural competition to choose a firm to redevelop the promenade.

01Duffel-coated Pipsqueaks19980220

Maxwell Hutchinson talks to the men and women who came back after the war, fired up with radical ideas for creating a better way to live, work and be educated.

01Duffel-coated Pipsqueaks19980220

Maxwell Hutchinson talks to the men and women who came back after the war, fired up with radical ideas for creating a better way to live, work and be educated.

02Building For Baby Boomers19980227

The postwar drive for child-centred education, comprehensives and campus universities led to an unprecedented building programme in education, and the new liberal theories influenced how the ARCHITECTs designed.

02Building For Baby Boomers19980227

The postwar drive for child-centred education, comprehensives and campus universities led to an unprecedented building programme in education, and the new liberal theories influenced how the ARCHITECTs designed.

03House Of Cards19980306

The collapse of Ronan Point led to the destruction of a national ARCHITECTural reputation.

What went wrong with the streets in the sky?

03House Of Cards19980306

The collapse of Ronan Point led to the destruction of a national ARCHITECTural reputation.

What went wrong with the streets in the sky?

04City Skyline19980313

A look at the rise of real estate and tall towers.

04City Skyline19980313

A look at the rise of real estate and tall towers.

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06 LASTMirage On The Water19980327

Maxwell Hutchinson looks at the impact of the Festival of Britain on the spirit of the nation.

He talks to the ARCHITECTs behind the Skylon and the Royal Festival Hall, and takes stock of their legacy.

06 LASTMirage On The Water19980327

Maxwell Hutchinson looks at the impact of the Festival of Britain on the spirit of the nation.

He talks to the ARCHITECTs behind the Skylon and the Royal Festival Hall, and takes stock of their legacy.