Sir John Betjeman
Duration: 64 minutes
First Pasture Price: £14.99
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Presented by Sir John Betjeman, this is a nostalgic tribute to the people and places around the Metropolitan Line of the 1920s, and the change from the idyllic world of Betjeman's youth into the sprawl of suburbia. Made for the BBC in the 1970s, Metro-land forty years later is still a classic and delightful programme.
As the leafy counties of Bucks, Herts and Middlesex yielded to the engines of the first steam underground, the pastoral world of Betjeman's youth gave way to the suburban dream of the railway planners. Betjeman contrasts the old and new ways of life as he follows the Neasden nature trail, visits the Pinner village fair, plays a round of golf and explores the historical houses along the line. Includes a 24 page booklet.