Let's Make Our Towns Nice Again

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970103]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970103]

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 1: Breakfast in Birkenhead. Ray Gosling tours central Birkenhead, Merseyside. beginning in Betty's Butty Bar in the market - the second largest in Britain - where he asks traders how they're facing up to competition from out-of-town shopping. Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970103]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970103]

Unknown: Ray Gosling

Producer: Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970110]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970110]

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 2: MrEaden's Dilemma.Ray Gosling visits the last independent, family-owned department store in Cambridge. Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970110]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970117]

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 3:In for Lunch. Ray Gosling at the ancient and noted Red Lion Hotel in the city of Salisbury. The public luncheon room of the principal hotel of the principal town on Market Day used to be the place where you'd meet everyone who was anyone. How has that aspect of town life changed? Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970124]

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 4: The Manners of Tea.Ray Gosling goes out-of-town shopping to Lakeside in south Essex and takes tea at the Food Court - where traditional manners seem an age away. Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970131]

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 5: Out on the Town.... Ray Gosling visits pubs and the club venues of today's downtown Leeds, and remembers when being out in town in the evening was not just for the young -town belonged to everyone. Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970131]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

The last of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. Changing the Book. To succeed, town centres need more than just shops. Ray Gosling visits Croydon, where a museum, cinema and bar are united in an art mall. But nothing can stop the existence of out-of-town shops. Town centres will now never be the only spot where everything was. Producer Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Unknown: Ray Gosling

Producer: Julia Shaw

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]