While Britain's heritage officials decide whether to nominate more sights for World Heritage status, Emily Maitlis asks if the UN's heritage police is a force for good, protecting our cities against greedy developers, or if it is stopping the flow of modern life?

Should the notion of a global heritage be allowed to override local democracy? What can this organisation do for sites that have been shattered by conflict or decimated by industry? Has heritage's equivalent to a Michelin star lost its integrity on the world stage?


Genre

  • Factual
  • Arts
  • Culture & the Media

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20090519 (Radio 4)
  • First repeated 20090524 (Radio 4)

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