The End Of The Line?

Poet Roger Mcgough explores suburbia in search of John Betjeman's `Metroland' Britain of 30 years ago.

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01Amersham - London2002050720021028
20060904 (BBC7)
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20081229 (BBC7)
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20091124 (BBC7)

Poet Roger Mcgough sets out on his quest from London's Baker Street station.

In a quest to see what's become of Betjeman's Britain, poet Roger Mcgough sets out from London's Baker Street station.

On a train to Amersham, he meets some interesting characters.

In a quest to see what's become of Betjeman's Britain, the poet Roger Mcgough sets out from Baker Street station.

Poet Roger Mcgough sets out from London's Baker Street station.

In a quest to see what's become of Betjeman's Britain, the poet Roger Mcgough sets out from London's Baker Street station.

02Newcastle2002051420021029
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20081230 (BBC7)
20091124 (BBC7)
20091125 (BBC7)

Roger Mcgough recalls an artistic stalker and meets a man with his feet in the clouds.

Travelling Betjeman's Britain - Roger Mcgough recalls an artistic stalker and meets a man with his feet firmly in the clouds.

Roger Mcgough heads north-eastwards to remember an artistic stalker.

Roger Mcgough heads north-eastwards to remember an artistic stalker - and to meet a man with his feet firmly in the clouds.

Roger Mcgough heads north-eastwards to remember an artistic stalker, and meet a man with his feet firmly in the clouds.

In Newcastle, he remembers an artistic stalker and meets a man with his feet in the clouds.

03Manchester2002052120021030
20060906 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20081231 (BBC7)
20091125 (BBC7)
20091126 (BBC7)

Roger Mcgough takes an architectural journey from Piccadilly to Salford Quays.

Travelling Betjeman's Britain - Roger Mcgough takes the Metro for an architectural journey from Piccadilly to Salford Quays.

Roger Mcgough takes the Manchester Metro for an architectural journey from Piccadilly to Salford Quays.

On the Manchester Metro, he picks up interesting tips and fond memories.

04Meadowhall - Sheffield2002052820021031
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20080605 (BBC7)
20090101 (BBC7)
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20091127 (BBC7)

Roger Mcgough takes the tram to the Meadowhall shopping centre and recalls the steelworks.

Travelling Betjeman's Britain - Roger Mcgough takes the tram to the Meadowhall shopping centre and recalls the steelworks.

In Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre, he meets a man with a home in the sky.

Roger Mcgough steels himself to go shopping at Sheffield's Starshop Enterprise - the Meadowhall shopping centre.

Roger Mcgough recalls the steelworks and visits the Meadowhall shopping centre.

Roger Mcgough takes the tram, as he recalls the steelworks and heads for a visit to the Meadowhall shopping centre.

05 LASTLiverpool To Southport - Liverpool2002060420021101
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20090102 (BBC7)
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20091128 (BBC7)

On the train from Liverpool to Southport, he meets a variety of interesting characters.

Roger Mcgough buys a return ticket on the train from Liverpool to select Southport.

Roger Mcgough concludes his poetic odyssey in his home town of Liverpool.

Roger Mcgough takes to the railways on Merseyside to his home city.

Roger Mcgough concludes his poetic quest of Betjeman's Britain, by taking to the railways on Merseyside to his home city.

Roger Mcgough's poetic quest, riding the railways of Merseyside to his home city.

Roger Mcgough concludes his poetic quest of Betjeman's Britain riding the railways of Merseyside to his home city.