|20000519||For centuries East Anglia and the Netherlands have fought a common enemy - sea and river floods.|
In the first of two programmes Paul Heiney traces the history of East Anglia's efforts to keep the water at bay.
He looks at Cambridge fenland, explores the 17th-century drainage works of Dutchman Cornelis Vermuyden and discovers the possible consequences of global warming on this vulnerable region of Britain.
|20000526||The second of two programmes in which Paul Heiney explores the battle against flooding in East Anglia and the Netherlands.|
In the Netherlands he visits the Kinderdijk site, where 19 water-pumping windmills stride across the landscape; stands on land newly reclaimed from the former Zuider Zee; and sees the massive storm surge barrier that was the Dutch response to the floods of 1953.