Nov 28, 2016

Open Country

A 2012 radio programme, marking the 40th anniversary of Watership Down, explores the novel’s inspirational setting and the issues it faces in the 21st century.

“Helen Mark visits the Berkshire site made famous by author Richard Adams in Watership Down. Development is now planned in Sandleford near Newbury. A planning application to build 2,000 homes has met with opposition from the local community. However, West Berkshire Council says it needs to build more due to a housing shortage.

To explore the issues and mark the 40th anniversary of the book’s publication Helen retraces the landscape that follows the Berkshire/Hampshire border.”

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