The Greatest City On Earth

Four advocates debate the virtues of their favourite city.

Presented by Laurie Taylor.

In a special programme on BBC Radio 4, London is pitted against 3 other cities in 'I love..? The Great Cities Debate'

What is it about certain cities that inspire such devotion? Be it London, New York, Mumbai, Istanbul..

In a lively and passionate debate in front of a studio audience, four advocates make a pitch for their chosen city.

Under the close scrutiny of the presenter, Laurie Taylor, they will extol the virtues of the city's architecture, literary heritage, political influence and unique temperament.

The novelist Jake Arnott celebrates the idiosyncrasies of London, while Nikki Bedi makes a plea for the vitality of Mumbai; the writer Maureen Freely takes listeners on a journey down the Bosphorus, and the stand-up comedian Lewis Schaffer argues that New York's pre-eminence is no joke.

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Four advocates debate the virtues of their favourite city.

Presented by Laurie Taylor.

In a special programme on BBC Radio 4, London is pitted against 3 other cities in 'I love..? The Great Cities Debate'

What is it about certain cities that inspire such devotion? Be it London, New York, Mumbai, Istanbul..

In a lively and passionate debate in front of a studio audience, four advocates make a pitch for their chosen city.

Under the close scrutiny of the presenter, Laurie Taylor, they will extol the virtues of the city's architecture, literary heritage, political influence and unique temperament.

The novelist Jake Arnott celebrates the idiosyncrasies of London, while Nikki Bedi makes a plea for the vitality of Mumbai; the writer Maureen Freely takes listeners on a journey down the Bosphorus, and the stand-up comedian Lewis Schaffer argues that New York's pre-eminence is no joke.

The Building Site19990510

`The Building Site'.

In less than ten years time, China will have created the world's first true megalopolis of 40 million people which will take in the entire sweep of the Pearl River delta.

In the next century, this giant city will be the trading powerhouse of a nation determined to become the world's most dynamic economy.

Jonathan Glancey reports.

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`The Economic Powerhouse'.

In less than ten years' time, China will have created the world's first true megalopolis of 40 million people.

In the next century, this giant city-in-the-making will be the trading powerhouse of a nation determined to become the world's most dynamic economy.

Jonathan Glancey reports.

198C01The Building Site19980714

Two programmes in which Jonathan Glancey investigates how, in less than ten years' time, China will have created the world's first true megalopolis of 40 million people, taking in the entire sweep of the Pearl River delta.

1: `The Building Site'.

198C02The Economic Powerhouse19980721

The second of two programmes in which Jonathan Glancey investigates how, in less than ten years' time, China will have created the world's first true megalopolis of 40 million people, taking in the entire sweep of the Pearl River delta.

`The Economic Powerhouse'.