This Must Be The Place
|01||Filey 1946||19970621||In the first of six programmes, Nick Baker uses the BBC radio archives as a route map of changing Britain.|
1: `Filey 1946'.
Billy Butlin's third and favourite camp, once the largest holiday complex in the world, is now known to the locals as `Little Beirut'.
|02||The M1 - 1959||19970628||In the second programme of a six-part series, Nick Baker uses the BBC radio archives as a route map of changing Britain.|
`The M1 - 1959'.
On a bridge near Slip End, Luton, in November of 1959, Minister of Transport Ernest Marples opened Britain's first 72 miles of motorway, with the ominous portent - `take it easy, motorist'.
|03||Carnaby Street - 1960||19970705||The third in a six-part series, in which Nick Baker uses the BBC radio archives as a route map of changing Britain.|
`Carnaby Street - 1960'.
Made famous by the mods and rockers of a generation ago, it became a magnet for the pop stars of the day, and was the very image of swinging London.
Now the mods are back, and this time they are Japanese.
|04||Milton Keynes - 1967||19970913||This was the year in which a BBC reporter strode into a pub in the tiny village of Milton Keynes to ask the regulars what they thought of the planned new town which was to borrow their name.|
Now the village has lost its name altogether, and the locals are up in arms.
|05||Byter Mill Hotel - 1979||19970920||The fifth of six programmes in which the BBC radio archives are used as a route map of changing Britain.|
`Byter Mill Hotel - 1979'.
Roger Cook came to Devon's real-life Fawlty Towers and tried in vain to interview its owner on the spot.
Nick Baker finds today's owners much more obliging.
|06 LAST||Norwich||19970927||The fifth of six programmes in which the BBC radio archives are used as a route map of changing Britain.|
A benign theatrical dictator remembered.