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Call for Local Stories - BBC HISTORY SERIES – 'THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS'

BBC HISTORY SERIES – 'THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS'

SERIES 3

 

Century Films are currently researching a potential third series of the award-winning BBC Two documentary: "The Secret History of Our Streets". In 2012, the first series focused on telling the history of six archetypal London streets and the stories were told by the people who had lived and worked on them for centuries. In 2014, we made a second series in Scotland, and we spoke to both former and present residents to trace the history of the area over the last 200 years. Here is a link to the programme page on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bzppg

The response to both of these series was fantastic from the public and the press, and at the moment we're currently researching a third series about the North of England, in which we hope Sunderland will play a central role.

We're looking to speak to both former and present residents of 'The Long Streets area' in South Hendon to find out more the history of your community.

The streets we are particularly interested in at the moment are: St Leonards Street, Canon Cocking Street, Hastings Street, Cairo Street, Villette Road, Tel-Al Kebir Road, Fuller Road and St Albans Street, and any other close by streets we've missed off.

 

At this stage, any conversation we have is purely for our initial research and there’s no obligation to appear on television – even if you don’t think you’re going to be interested in appearing on television, it would be great to have a chat with you about your knowledge of the area, how it's changed and what it's like today.

 

I hope you’ll consider taking part in what is going to be a very exciting project. You can email me at secretstreetsnorth@centuryfilmsltd.com or give me a call or text on 07857 273 732 putting your address in the subject line, and we'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

We hope you’ll consider taking part in what is going to be a very exciting project.

 

I hope to hear from you.

Many thanks,

Nicola Harris

 

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