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The Park Hill flats were one of the most pioneering public housing projects of Fifties Britain. They epitomised a spirit of idealism and optimism that infused the post war decade as architects rebu...ilt the country in a new style. Modernist blocks of flats seemed to be the perfect answer to the problems of the grimy Victorian slums that dominated so many inner cities. With extraordinary access to the designers, planners and residents of Park Hill this programme charts the rise, fall and rise of Britain's most controversial housing estate.
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Series: Saving Britain's past
Episode 1
Recording date: 18-05-2009
First transmission date: 2009
Published: 2009
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Duration: 00:28:45
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Producer: Helen Nixon
Presenter: Tom Dyckhoff
Contributor: Tom Dyckhoff
Publisher: BBC Open University
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Subject terms: Historic preservation; Historic sites--Conservation and restoration; Bath (England) --Buildings, structures, etc
Production number: FKAE223E
Videofinder number: 8096
Available to public: no