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Horizon: The Making of the English Landscape

on BBC Two England

What made the English landscape look the way it does? Why are the hedgebanks and lanes of Devon so different from those of the Midlands? What lies behind the lost villages of Lincolnshire, the winding ditches of the Somerset marshlands, the remote granite farmlands of Cornwall?
Horizon traces the historical evolution of the landscape through the eyes of the pioneer historian W.G. Hoskins. He sees history not only in documents or books but in the landscape itself. In the position of a church, and the shape of a village, the curve of a hedge. For those who know how to read it it's the richest historical record we possess.

(Repeated next Sunday afternoon)


W.G. Hoskins
Film Editor:
Clare Douglas
Peter Goodchild
Peter Jones

BBC Two England

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