|01||20040207||In post-war Britain the priority was to feed the nation from the land and to reconstruct industrial development.|
Only a few pioneers questioned the way progress was changing the landscape.
But, by the end of the 1950s, a shadow was being cast across the countryside and, for those who looked, catastrophe was looming.
|02||20040214||At the beginning of the 1960s environmentalists are seen as ""eco-nuts"" and eccentrics but a series of high-profile confrontations with government and industry begins to change public opinion.|
As the decade ends the burgeoning army of volunteer conservationists can no longer be ignored.
|03 LAST||20040221||Once dismissed as cranks, their voice was finally heard as conservation entered the political arena in the 1970s.|