The Brits Who Built The Modern World (3 x 60′) – The definitive story of five of the most successful and globally recognised British architects of all time: Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael Hopkins and Terry Farrell.
The series will gives insights into how their youthful dreams of building a better world turned architecture into one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports, and will feature exclusive interviews with the five men and their collaborators.
This series reveals the dramatic stories behind some of their most iconic creations, in Britain and across the world. Among them: the Pompidou Centre, Lloyd’s of London, ‘the Gherkin’, Beijing Airport, MI6’s headquarters and the London Olympic Velodrome – all of which, along with many others, have been freshly filmed for this series.
The series is produced in partnership with the Open University and also produced in partnership with a Royal Institute of British Architects exhibition.
Channel: BBC4 / Open University
Producer: Oxford Film and Television / produced in partnership with a Royal Institute of British Architects exhibition
Source: BBC press release