John Betjeman: A Bird's Eye View DVD
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Directed by Edward Mirzoeff
Produced in 1964-69
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
Classic Movies • Documentary Television • Natural World Television • Transport & Travel Television • British Television • Natural World Documentaries • Transport & Travel Documentaries • Classic British Film
Sir John Betjeman narrates three classic BBC films documenting some of England's most historical and picturesque places.
Part 1: An Englishman's Home (1969) - take a helicopter trip over some of Britain's extraordinary houses with Sir John Betjeman and glimpse the country's deep history in the process. From Iron Age forts to gentrified seaside pavilions, this travelogue reveals Britain's changing face through time.
Part 2: Beside the Seaside (1969) - traces the origins of the British seaside holiday, which is said to have originated with King George III. Concentrating on the South West, the flying camera captures the natural beauty of the landscape and character of the British people beside the sea.
Part 3: One Man's County; Cornwall (1964) - John Betjeman looks at the texture of Cornwall.
Publisher: Simply Media
Length: 145 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 7th November 2011
Cat No: 134016
Subtitles: English HOH