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A weekly look at the present plight and future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

This edition includes:

A new City and its Citizens: Milton Keynes will be the largest new community ever to be created in Britain. The plans are currently being presented at public meetings. Taking part tonight:

LORD CAMPBELL OF ESKAN

Chairman of Milton Keynes Development Corporation LORD LLEWELYN-DAVIES and WALTER BOR the city's planners GRAHAM ASHWORTH

Director of the Civic Trust for the North-West and some of the citizens who already live in the new city Produced by LEONIE COHN

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Milton Keynes

Unknown: Walter Bor

Unknown: Graham Ashworth

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Water, water, everywhere...

This country is likely to double its water consumption over the next 30 years. New reservoirs conflict with the conservation of the countryside and the interests of rural communities. NICHOLAS TAYLOR introduces reports on the water situation from the Welsh valleys, the Lake District, Dartmoor, and Rutland and comments from

NORMAN ROWNTREE , Director of the Water Resources Board

ROBERT ARVILL , author of Man and Envirtmment

DR PHIL Williams. Vice-Chairman of Plaid Cymru

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Introduces: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Norman Rowntree

Unknown: Robert Arvill

Unknown: Dr Phil Williams.

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country The Wasted Lands

Derelict land is increasing much more rapidly than the Government's present efforts to reclaim it. This alarming trend was discussed at last week's Civic Trust conference in. the Potteries.

NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks With JOHN barr, author of Derelict Britain, and introduces recordings from the conference including:

RT HON ANTHONY CROSLAND. MP, Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning, and LORD ROBENS, Chairman of the National Coal Board

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Anthony Crosland.

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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Historic Buildings: have we got our priorities rightf

We spend less each year on preserving historic buildings, which all can enjoy, than on Covent Garden Opera, which few can attend. Even the money that is spent goes more on isolated ruins than on inhabited cities.

In the first of two programmes on what should or should not be conserved, NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks with LORD KENNET. Parliamentary Secretary. Ministry of Housing and Local Government (' the Minister for Conservation '): MICHAEL MIDDLETON , Director of the Civic Trust; and VISCOUNT ESHER , architect-planner and author of the York Conservation Study.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Michael Middleton

Unknown: Viscount Esher

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and future shape of town and country

Conservation Areas: What do They Mean in Practicer

Over 900 conservation areas-areas of special historic or architectural or landscape character - have already been designated under the 1967 Civic Amenities Act. But some seem to have been intended only as a public relations exercise.

In the second of two programmes on what should or should not be conserved NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks with A. A. WOOD , City Planning Officer of Norwich. ARTHUR PERCIVAL Of the Civic Trust and the Faversham Society, DONALD INSALL , Planning Consultant to Lavenham and Thaxted, and EDWARD HOLLAMBY , Director of Planning and Development, London Borough of Lambeth

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: A. A. Wood

Unknown: Donald Insall

Unknown: Edward Hollamby

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and future shape of town and country

The Design of Homes: Do we Consult the Consumer'

Are we so short of land that we have to build towers of flats, regardless of people's wishes? The Ronan Point disaster highlighted the divergence between the homes we build and the convenience of those who have to live in them. NICHOLAS TAYLOR discusses current trends in housing design with OLIVER cox , architect and town planner. FRED POOLEY , county architect and planner of Buckinghamshire, and NEIL WATES , house-builder.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Oliver Cox

Unknown: Fred Pooley

Unknown: Neil Wates

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

Universities - what kind of Community,

In recent controversies on the new university campuses, many traditional assumptions about university life have been challenged. Some of the buildings and residential facilities recently provided have been hotly criticised.

The programme includes

DAVID ALLFORD of Yorke Rosen berg Mardall, the architects of Warwick University, in discussion with students and staff; PETER SHEPHEARD , architect-planner of Lancaster University ; and DR JOAN BROTHERS , joint author of a forthcoming report on student residence.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: David Allford

Unknown: Yorke Rosen

Unknown: Peter Shepheard

Unknown: Dr Joan Brothers

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

Expanding Britain: will there be room for us allt

The average Englishman continues to lust after a house with a garden and increasingly demands more space to live in. Are we so short of land that we will have to be forced into blocks of flats if the population continues to increase? Speakers include:

PROFESSOR G. P. WIBBEHLEY , Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at London University

J. P. macey. Director of Housing of the Greater London Council

PROFESSOR PETER HALL , author of London 2000

Produced by LEONIE COHN

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wibbehley

Unknown: Professor Peter Hall

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

Universities - what kind of Community?

In recent controversies on the new university campuses, many traditional assumptions about university life have been challenged. Some of the buildings and residential facilities recently provided have been hotly criticised.

The programme includes

DAVID ALLFORD of Yorke Rosen-berg Mardall, the architects of Warwick University, in discussion with students and staff: c. F. CARTER , Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University; PETER SHEPHEARD , architect-planner of Lancaster University; and DR JOAN BROTHERS , joint author of a forthcoming report on student residence.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

(Postponed from 20 May)

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: David Allford

Unknown: F. Carter

Unknown: Peter Shepheard

Unknown: Dr Joan Brothers

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

The Tourist lntmsion - Must We Kill the Places We Lovet

The number of tourists from abroad was up by 27% last year, with 28% more in the first three months of 1970. The Grand Tour has now become a right rather than a luxury, which makes it difficult to preserve the very places that people come to see.

Speakers include PETER HALL , Professor of Geography at Reading University: LORD MON-TAGU OF BEAULIEU; and PHIPPS TURNBULL, County Planning Officer of Devon.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Peter Hall

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

The Test and the Solent: will water-based industry drive out water-based recreationt

Britain's finest trout stream, the Hampshire Test, is threatened by plans for water extraction. The Solent. Britain's favourite yacht harbour, is threatened by plans for a major new city. How can waterways which attract such conflicting interests survive to satisfy all of them,

The programme includes GERALD SMART, County Planning Officer of Hampshire, SIDNEY vowles , refinery manager for Esso at Fawley. ALLAN MCCULLOCH Of Colin Buchanan and Partners, who produced the first plan for the new city. and MARTIN muncaster , newsreader and fisherman. in conversation with residents of the Test Valley. Produced by LEONIE COHN

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Sidney Vowles

Unknown: Colin Buchanan

Unknown: Martin Muncaster

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR Edinburgh: Sparta of the Northr

The Government has paid up f3 million for the fine new Commonwealth Games buildings at Edinburgh. Meanwhile the 18th-century New Town is menaced by developers and dereliction, and 20th-century sewage is pumped untreated into the Forth.

The programme includes PRO

FESSOR COLIN BUCHANAN , consultant on transportation to Edinburgh Corporation; THE RT HON JO GRIMOND : CLLR ERIC KEAN , convenor of Edinburgh Corporation planning committee: and SIR ROBERT MATTHEW , this year's Royal Gold Medallist for Architecture.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Colin Buchanan

Unknown: Jo Grimond

Unknown: Cllr Eric Kean

Unknown: Sir Robert Matthew

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A weekly look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country

Compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR

The Twilight Areas: why are the poor getting relatively poorerf

There are signs in our big cities of an American tendency towards concentrating the poorly off in certain areas, and the gap between rich and poor is actually increasing. What changes in housing should the new Government adopt to deal with this?

The programme includes HELENE MIDDLEWEEK , Pressure Co-ordinator of Shelter; PROFESSOR PETER TOWNSEND. Chairman of the Child Poverty Action Group; and ELIZABETH BURNEY of The Economist, author of Housing on Trial.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Helene Middleweek

Unknown: Peter Townsend.

Unknown: Elizabeth Burney

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: a second chance to hear some of last spring's programmes

1: Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas: have we got our priorities right?

NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks with VISCOUNT ESHER , architect-planner and author of the York Conservation Study: EDWARD HOLLAMBY , Director of Development, London Borough of Lambeth; lord KENNET, formerly Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government; MICHAEL MIDDLETON and ARTHUR PERCIVAL of the Civic Trust.

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Viscount Esher

Unknown: Edward Hollamby

Unknown: Michael Middleton

Unknown: Arthur Percival

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: a second chance to hear some of last spring's programmes

2: The Design of Homes: do we consult the consumer?

NICHOLAS TAYLOR discusses people's preferences in housing with BARBARA ADAMS. sociologist; OLIVER cox , architect and town planner; EDWARD HOLLAMBY, Director of Development, London Borough of Lambeth: j. p.

MACEY, Director of Housing, Greater London Council: and PETER SHEPHEARD , President of the RIBA

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Barbara Adams.

Unknown: Oliver Cox

Unknown: Peter Shepheard

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: a second chance to hear some of last spring's programmes

3: Expanding Britain - will there be room for us all?

NICHOLAS TAYLOR discusses the problems arising from demands for more living space with PETER HALL , author of London 2000: FRED POOLEY , county architect and planner for Buckinghamshire; NEVILE WALLACE , Head of Land Use Section, NFU; NEIL WATES. house builder; and PROFESSOR G. P. WIBBERLEY , Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, London University. Produced by LEONIE COHN 1

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Fred Pooley

Unknown: Nevile Wallace

Unknown: Neil Wates.

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wibberley

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: a second chance to hear some of last spring's programmes

4: The Twilight Areas: why are the poor getting relatively poorerf

NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks With ELIZABETH BURNEY of The Economist, author of Housing on Trial; HELENE MIDDLEWEEK , Pressure Co-ordinator of ' Shelter '; and PROFESSOR PETER TOWNSEND , Chairman of the Child Poverty Action Group

Produced by LEONIE COHN

Contributors

Talks: Nicholas Taylor

Unknown: Helene Middleweek

Unknown: Professor Peter Townsend

Produced By: Leonie Cohn

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The nation's heart laid on a slab and anatomised by Ray Gosling, in three programmes.

1: The Shed. The once-proud preserve of British manhood and invention is now under threat from the tides of recent feminism - and burglars. Ray Gosling visits men only in the midst of their hobbies - combing guinea pigs, collecting stones and tweaking cats' whiskers. Producer Alastair Wilson

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Unknown: Ray Gosling

Producer: Alastair Wilson

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The nation's heart laid on a slab and anatomised by Ray Gosling.

2: The Aiotment. Britain dug for victory in 1943, but now boys and girls with their green giros purchase food from supermarkets. It's a dying exception to Grow Your Own communally. This week: Gosling goes among the gooseberries, raspberries and men in their shirt-sleeves. Producer Alastair Wilson

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Unknown: Ray Gosling.

Producer: Alastair Wilson

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The nation's heart laid on a slab and anatomised by Ray Gosling.

3: The Caravan. 295,000 heads of families in the British Isles now pledge allegiance to the Caravan Club. Their national rally, held at Sandringham, includes beer, fun for children and an intimate flagpole ceremony. But would the south Essex decorated car be interrupted by the pad of the corgi's hoof? Producer Alastair Wilson

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