A303: Highway to the Sun

Originally posted 2nd October 2012

nLast night one of my favourite documentaries was shown again on BBC4 – A303: Highway to the Sun.

A documentary about the road between Basingstoke and Honiton, you may think? But the beautiful thing about this documentary is that it goes much deeper than the tarmac and white lines, used everyday as a route to the West Country. It is a fascinating landscape study and cultural history of the area the road travels through, showing that roads are much more than highways but are also an important part of place-making.

If you have a spare hour, do give it a look. It is beautiful made and one of those slightly eccentric documentaries that make you grateful that we have a national broadcaster that is willing to make things like this. You can find it on the BBC iPlayer, for the next seven days, here or I have also found it uploaded on Vimeo here.

Enjoy.

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