Radio 4: Bankside

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Wednesday 18 May 2005 10.35am
I've just been listening to this on Radio 4 - a lovely evocation of early Bankside, part dramatised to give a flavour of how the riverside developed over the centuries

One to listen to in a quiet moment (well 30 minutes) with a nice long hot drink… very soothing…

You'll be able hear it again thanks to the magic of BBC Online, but I don't think the link is live yet as the programme only went out a few minutes ago.

Bricks and Mortals
Series bringing the past to life through historic buildings and the imaginary lives of the ordinary people who lived there.

1/4. Bankside

Historian Gillian Tindall introduces some of the characters who lived in one of the oldest surviving houses on the South bank of the Thames, which began life as an inn during the area's brief theatrical heyday.

I didn't catch the first minute but I think the house is Cardinal's Wharf, 49 Bankside…

oops: I just noticed it was flagged in this week's SE1Direct -
and I thought I was so clever to spot it. Sigh. Anyway it was good.


Edited 3 times. Last edit at 18 May 2005 10.46am by markandjoan.

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