Friday, August 24, 2007

The Secret Life of the Motorway

"You could define us solely as a motorway race rather than an island race." Will Self

This has been an excellent series in the last week: 3 x 1 hour episodes which were each fascinating in their own right. The third episode lost its way a little (if you'll excuse the pun)

Lots of Cultural Geography too of course...

Motorways led to a change in the way that we took our holidays, especially after the Beeching Axe. Has also led to the rise in suburbanisation and the rise of commuting. Rural labouring poor fled the countryside and the middle classes moved in.

I liked this movie a lot: "Buying an ice cream on the M25"




And here is Harry Enfield... (warning, contains the word "bloody...")

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