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Michael Smith's Drivetime - Long Days on Watling Street


Novelist and raconteur Michael Smith explores Britain's modern obsession with cars and driving, as well as seeking to understand the effects it has on our daily lives. Whilst travelling to all corners of the UK, he questions why we love them, what they say about us and whether there is a car out there that even a stubborn non-driver like him could one day fall in love with. Smith travels the length of the historic Watling Street, which splits England in two and has inspired both literature and art, and asks whether the road's new found efficiency and convenience has replaced its cultural value.

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  • Presenter Michael Smith
  • Presenter Michael Smith