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Suggs: Disappearing London [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Digital Classics
  • DVD Release Date: 9 May 2011
  • Run Time: 185 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004PG9G8M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,457 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Madness lead singer and presenter Graham Suggs McPherson searches out the people and places that give London its quirky appeal and charm, and discovers why they may not be around for much longer.

Suggs celebrates the endangered buildings and open spaces which give this capital its special charm and unique character.

From the humble Italian coffee house or traditional London pub to the open air swimming pool or exotic Turkish bath, these hidden gems are every bit as important to the character and appeal of the city as its major landmarks. These are the places where ordinary Londoners lived, worked and played, where they fell in love or earned their first pay cheque. But all too often they are taken for granted, until it is too late to save them from the threat of re-development or the wrecking ball. Suggs journey of discovery carries us back in time, to reveal the secrets of these special places. He discovers when and why they were built and investigates why they fell out of fashion.  Along the way he uncovers some rare archive footage and meets some of the men and women for whom these places hold special memories.  And he finds out how some owners are re-inventing their buildings to fend off the threat of extinction.

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Disappearing London follows presenter (and Madness frontman) Suggs through six, 25 minute episodes to celebrate the endangered buildings, the people, traditions and open spaces that makes the capital so unique. From underground bunkers and traditional barber shops to recording studios and coffee shops, Suggs investigates what still survives and what is on the brink of disappearing. Also on the disc are two twenty five minute episodes of 'Suggs in Soho' where Suggs visits the places and talks to the people- such as Stephen Fry and George Melly, to illustrate what provides Soho with its bohemian appeal. A fascinating and enduring dvd and excellent value for money.
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This is fantastic. I love Suggs and London so is a good combination. I felt as if I had my own personal tour guide. Sugg's laid back manor made this extremely watchable and is a good advert for London. When's the next one out Suggs?
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THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LONDON-YOU GET THE FEELING ITS JUST YOU AND SUGGS TALKING AND WALKING AROUND OUR CAPITAL.VERY INFORMATIVE AND SLIGHTLY OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.
IF YOU BUY THIS YOU WILL WITHOUT QUESTION ENJOY IT.
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This dvd has a lot of history about London Here Suggs evens shows places in London which many of us don't even know exist.For example places like a secret bunker underground which is assessable via a door on street level which many Londoners walk past everyday unaware that it even exists.If you love London and it's history then this DVD is well worth treating yourself to.
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