Sir John Betjeman was one of British television’s most loved personalities.
A prolific writer, poet, broadcaster, and active architectural campaigner and conservationist, Britain’s former Poet Laureate was also celebrated for his unwavering devotion and life-long passion for traditional architecture. A champion of British heritage, Betjeman worked closely with the BBC to produce many critically acclaimed documentaries. Known for his wry and honest opinions, he travelled to places of great architectural and historical importance and eloquently explained their significance. He helped to open our eyes to the true value of the buildings and places around us.
To celebrate his legacy this collection brings together three of Betjeman’s celebrated BBC documentaries: A Passion for Churches, A Bird’s Eye View and Four with Betjeman: Victorian Architects and Architecture.
Each programme displays Betjeman’s infectious enthusiasm for architecture, and showcases his enduring appeal.