John Betjeman: Victorian Architects and Architecture DVD
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Directed by Various (TV)
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
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.
Publisher: Simply Media
Length: 120 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 7th November 2011
Cat No: 134015