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Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British

Episode 2: The Terrace

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dan Cruickshank explores our love affair with the terrace - the home that more Britons live in than any other. We love it because it has proved brilliantly adaptable, encompassing the Victorian parlour and modern open-plan living with equal ease.

Dan is in Toxteth, Liverpool 8. Famous for the riots that ripped it apart in the 1980s, Toxteth has a far richer and more varied history than that one tragic episode. Liverpool was the ultimate Victorian boom town, turned by trade and industry from provincial powerhouse into the second city of empire. 100,000 terraced houses were built to accommodate its vast workforce, with huge numbers in Toxteth. From a high of Victorian industry and immigration to a low of postwar decline, Toxteth's terraces have seen it all - even the 2015 Turner Prize, awarded for their remarkable 21st-century regeneration. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV
Series Producer:
Eleanor Scoones
Executive Producer:
Patrick Forbes
Executive Producer:
Stephanie Collins

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