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A City Crowned with Green

First transmitted in 1964, this film charts how London has grown in size and spread into the surrounding country. Written and narrated by architectural critic Reyner Banham, A City Crowned with Green describes the unique character of London as a capital city. Banham looks at how it has, from the time of Elizabeth I, defied the efforts of the planners to curb its growth but he is alarmed by the urban sprawl. Is to too late to get back closer to the heart and make London a city crowned with green?

  • Originally Aired June 12, 1964
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Production Code p00sydsh
  • Original Network BBC
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
Name Type
Reyner Banham Guest Star

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