• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Architecture at the Crossroads


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Last of ten films about contemporary architecture Architecture: Quo Vadis?
This has been a series about change - in the attitudes of contemporary architects, in public awareness, in the ways they are shaping our future environment. There has been some optimism, but the last ten years of anxiety and argument have thrown up many questions and too few answers. The seminal buildings of our century are still those of the 20s and 30s, of the so-called Modern
Movement. But the last decade has seen new adventures in architecture that may, once their effects have been assimilated, join the list of seminal buildings of the century. A look at
MICHAEL graves's Humana building in Kentucky, ARATA ISOZAKI'S Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, ROGERS'S Lloyd's Insurance building in London, and FOSTER'S Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. In Paris, eight vast projects are in the making, catering for the demands of the next century.
Architects and writers
1. M. Pei , Richard Meier Richard Rogers Norman Foster Philip Johnson
Ada Louise Huxtable and Kenneth Frampton offer their own definitions of the changing role of the architect, still complex and uncertain. For the doubts we all have about architecture reflect the doubts we have about our society.
Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM


Unknown: Shanghai Bank.
Unknown: M. Pei
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Philip Johnson
Unknown: Ada Louise Huxtable
Unknown: Kenneth Frampton
Editor: Stephen Evans
Produced By: Peter Adam

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

Architecture at the Crossroads

BBC Two England, 16 March 1986 21.30

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about Architecture at the Crossroads, BBC Two England, 21.30, 16 March 1986
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/33d7d55e9a9f41298fe070c238685311

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel