The Street

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940819]

1: Lister Avenue, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The nation already knows Lister Avenue in Doncaster. The street is the setting for Ronnie Barker 's long-running comedy Open All Hours. The reality is more surprising. Tony Wilkinson spends a week discovering an oasis of traditional values in the heart of the worst crime area in South Yorkshire. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940819]

Unknown: Ronnie Barker

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940826]

2: Station Road/Fakenham Road, Great Ryburgh, Norfolk. Farming is as remote to many of the residents of this North Norfolk village as it is to town-dwellers. Local farms employ only a handful of workers and computerised factories now form the focus of village life. Yet a form of feudalism still thrives, much to the disgust of the landlord of the Boar Inn. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940826]

Unknown: Boar Inn.

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940902]

3: St Anne 's Road, Harringay.NorthLondon. Andreas, a flamboyant Greek-Cypriot known as the "melon king" of North London, has just married his shop assistant, a girl of Turkish-Cypriot origin. Here in "Little Cyprus", the old enmities have almost gone. Now Greek and Turk are united in their distrust of the "new arrivals", the Kurds. Thousands have settled in Harringay, buying almost every vacant shop along the Grand Parade. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940902]

Unknown: St Anne

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

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4: Water Street, Carmarthen, Dyfed Country meets town in this busy backstreet in West Wales. Every Wednesday, farmers bring their sheep and cattle to market, eat breakfast in Llangranog cafe, then, at 9 o'clock, drink their first pint in the Ceffyl Du pub across the road. This week, Des the drover reveals a new status symbol in the top pocket of his ragged tweed coat - a mobile phone. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940909]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940916]

5: Keith Street , Stomoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Sooner or later, everyone in the Outer Hebrides has an appointment in Keith Street. The island's only undertaker is here. So is Mohammed, the Pakistani tally-man who drives his van, laden with clothes and household goods, to 200 of the poorest homes in Harris and Lewis. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940916]

Unknown: Keith Street

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940923]

Last of the current series.

Backroad West, St Ives, Cornwall

Art is normal in Backroad West. Forty modern painters and sculptors work in studios overlooking the beach while fishermen haul their nets in vast cellars below. Matthew the fishmonger supplies fresh still-lifes to order. On

Wednesday nights, the skipper of the lifeboat joins the life class, and Theresa from No 17 takes off her clothes. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940923]

Unknown: Backroad West.

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941128]

1: Lister Avenue, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The nation already knows Lister Avenue in Doncaster. The street and its corner shop are the setting for Ronnie Barker 's long-running comedy Open All Hours, but the reality is more surprising. Tony Wilkinson spends a week discovering an oasis of traditional values. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19941205]

2: Station Road/Fakenham Road, Great Ryburgh, Norfolk. Computerised factories exporting to world markets now form the focus of village life, and yet a form of feudalism still thrives in a north Norfolk village. A Tony Wilkinson production Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941205]
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3: St Anne 's Road, Haringey, North London. Andreas, a flamboyant Greek-Cypriot known as the "melon king" of north London, has just married a girl of Turkish-Cypriot origin. In "Little Cyprus", the old enmities have almost gone. A Tony Wilkinson production Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941212]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19941219]

4: Water Street, Carmarthen, Dyfed. Country meets town in this busy back street in West Wales. Every Wednesday, farmers bring their sheep and cattle to market, eat breakfast in the Uangranog cafe, then, at nine o'clock, drink their first pint in the Ceffyl Du pub. A Tony Wilkinson production

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19941226]

5: Keith Street , Stomoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Sooner or later everyone in the Outer Hebrides has an appointment in Keith Street. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950102]

The last of the series visits Backroad West, St Ives, Cornwall, where art is normal. Forty modern painters and sculptors work in studios overlooking the beach while fishermen haul their nets in vast cellars below.

A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950711]

Manor Street, Belfast. Tony Wilkinson begins a new series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. He starts in one of the most divided streets in the United

Kingdom, with a wall built to separate Catholics and Protestants.

A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950711]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950718]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

2: The Podium, Barbican. This raised walkway is the main street of Britain's most sophisticated urban village, the Barbican - 2,000 apartments and town houses set around an international arts centre in the City of London. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950718]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950725]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

3: High Street. Bottesford. In this north Leicestershire village between Grantham and Nottingham, a butcher has turned his high-street shop into a profitable franglais country bistro visited by gourmets from miles around, though locals feel out of place. Bottesford is also the capital of educational freedom of choice - parents can send their children to rival schools in three counties.

A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950725]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950801]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

4: Plat Douet Road, St Saviour, Jersey Tony Wilkinson discovers a back street which defies the Jersey stereotype - neither millionaires' row nor picturesque tourist resort. The first big public housing estate after the German occupation is here - Grasset Park. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950801]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Unknown: Grasset Park.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950808]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

5: Caernarfon Road, Uanaelhaearn.

Tony Wilkinson visits a North Wales village on the Welsh-speaking Lleyn peninsula. Nationalist slogans were daubed on the walls of the village pub when an Englishman and his wife took over a year ago. But the birth of their twin baby boys sees the villagers rallying to welcome the new arrivals. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950808]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950815]

Last in the series looking at a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

Southfield Square, Bradford.

Tony Wilkinson spends a week in the heart of Manningham, scene of the recent Bradford riots. It is Ramadan. The mosques which serve this mostly Kashmiri community are full and children as young as nine fast from dawn to dusk.

A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950815]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960123]

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 1: Manor Street, Belfast In Easter week, seven months into the ceasefire, a former Protestant paramilitary plucks up the courage to knock on the doors of Catholics on the northern side of Manor Street, north Belfast, one of the most divided streets in the United Kingdom. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960130]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six British streets.

2: The Podium, Barbican. This raised walkway is the main street of Britain's most sophisticated urban village, the Barbican in the City of London. A Tony Wilkinson production.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960206]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

3: High Street, Bottesford In this north Leicestershire village between Grantham and Nottingham, a butcher has turned his high-street shop into a profitable franglais country bistro visited by gourmets from miles around, though locals feel out of place. Bottesford is also the capital of educational freedom of choice - parents can send their children to rival schools in three counties. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960213]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

4: Plat Douet Road, St Saviour. A back street which defies the Jersey stereotype - neither millionaires' row, nor picturesque tourist resort. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960213]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960220]

Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six streets in Britain.

5: Caemarfon Road, Uanaelhaeam Tony Wilkinson visits a North Wales village on the Welsh-speaking Lleyn peninsula. Nationalist slogans were daubed on the walls of the village pub when an Englishman and his wife took over. But the birth of their twin boys sees the villagers rallying to welcome the new arrivals. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960220]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Unknown: Uanaelhaeam Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960227]

Southfield Square, Bradford In the last of the series looking at the life of six streets in Britain, Tony Wilkinson spends a week in the heart of Manningham during Ramadan. A Tony Wilkinson production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960227]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960731]

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the I ife of six streets. 1: High Street, Thixendale, North Yorkshire. In this eccentric Wolds farming village the locals are holding an arts festival. Producer Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960731]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Producer: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960807]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 2: Lochend Road. Easterhouse, Glasgow. Tony Wilkinson visits the vast public housing scheme on the eastern fringe of Glasgow as it prepares for the visit of President Chirac of France. Producer Tony Wilkinson

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960814]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 3:Eastwood Drive, High Woods , Colchester, Essex. Tony Wilkinson visits an out-of-town Tesco superstore which serves as village comer shop to the residents of an upmarket housing estate. But these inhabitants are upset by a new low-rent housing scheme. Producer Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960814]

Unknown: High Woods

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Producer: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960821]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 4:Mansfield Crescent, Armthorpe, South Yorkshire. Tony Wilkinson visits a 1920s mining village that survived the miners' strike but had to face up to pit closures in 1992. Now, with the pit set to re-open, only a handful of miners remain. Producer Tony Wilkinson

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960828]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 5:Leigh Road, Street, Somerset. Tony Wilkinson visits a village dominated by the Clarks shoe-making factory. As the locals face up to job losses, two former Clarks's employees have begun their own small businesses - making shoes and leather bags. Producer Tony Wilkinson

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19960904]

The last in a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 6: St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, LondonBoxer Frank Bruno went to school in St Ann 's Hill when it was the heart of a blue-collar, south London suburb. Now the area has been gentrified and Tony Wilkinson takes in the sights in the week Bruno faced Mike Tyson for the world heavyweight title. Producer Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960904]

Unknown: Boxer Frank Bruno

Unknown: St Ann

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Unknown: Mike Tyson

Producer: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets.

1: Main Street, Thixendale, North Yorkshire. In this eccentric Wolds farming village, the locals are holding an arts festival to raise funds for a communal television aerial. Producer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life ofsix streets. 2: Lochend Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow.

Tony Wilkinson visits this vast public housing scheme. Producer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets.

3:Eastwood Drive, High Woods,Colchester, Essex

Producer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]

A series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets.

4: Mansfield Crescent, Armthorpe,

South Yorkshire. Tony Wilkinson visits a mining village that survived the 1985 miners' strike but had to face up to pit closures seven years later. Producer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]

Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

Producer: Tony Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970727]

Tony Wilkinson presents a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of sixstreets.

5: Leigh Road, Street. SomersetProducer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970803]

The last in a series of portraits of Britain through a week in the life of six streets. 6:St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, London Producer Tony Wilkinson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970803]

Producer: Tony Wilkinson

Programme Catalogue - Details: Manor Street, Belfast19960123

First broadcast on 1995-07-11

Producer: T. WILKINSON

Next in series: THE PODIUM, BARBICAN

Previous in series: ST IVES

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

23 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-06-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Southfield Square, Bradford19960227

First broadcast on 1995-08-15

Producer: T. WILKINSON

Next in series: THORNTONS CLOSE

Previous in series: THE PODIUM, BARBICAN

Broadcast history

15 Aug 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Feb 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Podium, Barbican19960130

First broadcast on 1995-07-18

Producer: T. WILKINSON

Next in series: SOUTHFIELD SQUARE, BRADFORD

Previous in series: MANOR STREET, BELFAST

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

30 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-06-29.

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

0101Main Street, Thixendale, North Yorkshire19970629

In this eccentric Wolds farming village, Bruscoe the sheep thinks he is a dog, a vegetarian has just bought a pet pig, and the village shop lets children buy groceries at ToyTown prices. The locals are holding an arts festival to raise funds for a communal television aerial.

0102Lochend Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow19970706

Tony Wilkinson visits the vast public housing scheme on the eastern fringe of Glasgow as it prepares for the imminent visit of President Chirac of France, who wants to see how a housing cooperative has transformed bleak 1960s tenements into a vibrant and desirable residential quarter. They are also awaiting 12 million pounds from the Millennium Commission to revitalise the town centre.

0103Eastwood Drive, High Woods, Colchester, Essex19970713

Tony Wilkinson visits an out-of-town Tesco superstore which serves as village corner shop, bank, cafe, chemist, butcher, baker, clothing store and newsagent to the residents of the an upmarket housing estate which has been built around it. But these well-heeled residents are upset by a new low-rent housing scheme, the spread of drug dealing and the lack of community facilities.

0104Mansfield Crescent, Armthorpe, South Yorkshire19970720

Tony Wilkinson visits a 1920s mining village that survived the miners' strike but had to face up to pit closures in 1992. Now, with the pit set to re-open, only a handful of miners remain. But some colliery traditions live on: the primary school talent contest is won by a girl cornet player - wearing a pink tutu.

0105Leigh Road, Street, Somerset19970727

Tony Wilkinson visits a village dominated by the Clarks' shoe-making factory. As the locals face up to job losses, two former Clarks' employees have begun their own small businesses - making shoes and leather bags.

0106 LASTSt Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, London19970803

Boxer Frank Bruno went to school in the now gentrified St Ann's Hill when it was a blue-collar suburb. Tony Wilkinson visited it in the week Bruno faced Tyson for the world heavyweight title. The regulars of the Star and Garter stayed up all night to cheer on their hero.