John Betjeman: Victorian Architects and Architecture DVD

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Directed by Various (TV)

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Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

A four-part BBC television series written and presented by the then Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman.

In the 1850s, English archirects tried to find a style that would go with steam, glass and cast iron; they chose Gothic. This four part series looks at the men associated with the Victorian Gothic Revival and some of their famous constructions; including the House of Parliament, the Natural History Museum, the Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey and a number of country houses.

Part 1: Charles Barry & Augustus Pugin, Part 2: William Butterfield & Gilbert Scott, Part 3: Alfred Waterhouse & Norman Shaw, Part 4: Sir Ninian Comper, William Robinson & Sir Edwin Lutyens.

DVD Details

Certificate: E

Publisher: Simply Media

Length: 120 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 7th November 2011

Cat No: 134015

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