The Circus is a ring of terraced houses built in Bath in the 1750s and 60s by architect John Wood the Elder. Dan Cruickshank investigates their mysterious symbols and influences. RT DIRECT: Britain's Best Buildings book is just £20 (RRP F25), including p&p. Call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
His plays Rope and Gaslight made the sex obsessed, booze fuelled Hamilton famous. But his urban novels are now seen as his best work. To coincide with a version of his classic trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (tomorrow at 9pm), this biography asks why the Marxist maverick has been largely written out of literary history. Richard E Grant narrates. Behind the scenes: page 14
1/3. In the 1950s a third of all
British TV adverts were animated
- this documentary looks at how animation's flexibility made it a powerful tool of persuasion during the last century, running from First World War propaganda to MTV. Animation
Nation Shorts follows.
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