Town With Nicholas Crane

December 2015
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Ep4 - Enniskillen

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Enniskillen - More intimate than a city, towns are where we first learned to be urban. Harbour towns, market towns, island towns, industrial towns: collectively they bind our land together. The most westerly town in the UK, Enniskillen is surrounded by beautiful lakes, is busy with independent shops, and attracts forward-thinking entrepreneurs. But its serene way of life is under threat - from plans for underground gas exploitation. In the season finale, Geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane...
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Ep3 - Huddersfield

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Huddersfield - More intimate than a city, towns are where we first learned to be urban. Harbour towns, market towns, island towns, industrial towns: collectively they bind our land together. A Yorkshire mill town with a history of rugby, rebellion, and high quality cloth, Huddersfield is a hidden gem. It features in none of the popular guidebooks and there isn't an open topped bus tour in sight. Geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane reveals a dynamic town with a strong sense of identity, tha...
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Ep2 - Saffron Walden

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Saffron Walden - More intimate than a city, towns are where we first learned to be urban. Harbour towns, market towns, island towns, industrial towns: collectively they bind our land together. An attractive market town within easy commuting distance of London, Saffron Walden has some of the best preserved medieval architecture in the country. However its heritage is now under threat. Nicholas Crane discovers what gave this town its unique name and how the UK's housing crisis is affecting its fu...
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Ep1 - Oban

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Oban - More intimate than a city, towns are where we first learned to be urban. Harbour towns, market towns, island towns, industrial towns: collectively they bind our land together. Gateway to the spectacular beauty of the Western Isles, the port of Oban is a major rail terminal and ferry port, but is it anything more? Geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane looks behind the transit-lounge image to find a town with a dramatic past, including a surprising role in the Cold War of the 1960s and ...
September 2014
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S1 Ep4 - Totnes

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Totnes - A Saxon river town in South Devon, Totnes is one of the UK's oldest towns. It has seen tough times through its long history, but adversity has taught it to innovate. Nicholas Crane visits the home of one of the greatest social experiments of the 20th century, and uncovers the test bed for an ambitious new idea that aims to change our urban life forever. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) (Rpt) PG CC
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S1 Ep3 - Perth

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Perth - The gateway to the Scottish highlands, Perth is a town packed with history. It has been a royal burgh since 1124, has survived a regicide within its walls and rebuilt itself after devastating floods. It is also a town that wants to be a city, and Nicholas Crane is on a journey to find out why, what benefits that brings, and what the town has to do to achieve its ambition. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 3 of 4) (Rpt) G CC
August 2014
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S1 Ep2 - Scarborough

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Scarborough - A Yorkshire coastal town, Scarborough has had more ups and downs than a roller-coaster. It once had the biggest fish fair in Western Europe, it was a leading health spa, and holidaymakers flocked to Britain's first seaside resort. Nicholas Crane finds out what has happened to the town since its heyday and whether our fondness for foreign holidays has left this port high and dry. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 4) (Rpt) G CC
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S1 Ep1 - Ludlow

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Ludlow - In this four-part series, geographer Nicholas Crane celebrates the forgotten world of the town. An English market town on the Welsh border, Ludlow is small, landlocked and remote. Yet it has more listed buildings than anywhere else its size in Britain; not one, but two Michelin-starred restaurants; and a fairytale castle which was once the capital of Wales. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 4) (Rpt) G CC
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