Great BBC4 series on the history of London streets

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Caledonian Road circa 1905

“The secret history of our streets” on BBC4 is a great TV series. They take a street in London, look at Charles Booth’s 1886 survey of the street, based on the poverty/prosperity of the residents, then roll forward to the present day. Portland Road, Notting Hill, had a particularly fascinating history. I particularly like when they interview current and past residents.

But the real beaut which I really enjoyed was the one about the Caledonian Road. A really fantastic TV programme.

You can see the past programmes currently on BBC iPlayer:

Caledonian Road
Portland road
Reverdy road
Arnold Circus