Towns With Nicholas Crane – We live in one of the most urbanised countries on Earth. By 2030 a staggering 92 per cent of us will be living in urban centres. For most people, that conjures up the bright lights and big opportunities of our great cities. But there is another way to live the urban life. Smaller than a city; more intimate; much greener; more surprising: the forgotten world of the town.
In this beautifully crafted series, produced in partnership with The Open University, geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane explores four iconic British towns: Scarborough, a survivor perched on the edge of Yorkshire; Ludlow on the Welsh border, the perfect English country town; Perth, gateway to the Scottish highlands and a town that wants to be a city; and Totnes in Devon, birthplace of a new vision for the future. In each he uncovers the secrets of their survival; the reasons for their enduring appeal; and what they can teach people today about living the urban dream.
Producer: Tern Television
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011