Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Meanwhile, on BBC4 at 11pm tonight, John Betjeman's Metro-land. Yay.
"Child of the first war, forgotten by the second, we called you Metro-land.
We laid our schemes, lured by the lush brochure,
Down byways beckoned, to build at last the cottage of our dreams,
A city clerk turned countryman again, and linked to the Metropolis by train."
"Metro-land", John Betjeman (BBC, 1973)
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