- The Millennium Dome
- Hong Kong skyscrapers
- MI6 headquarters
- The Hopkins' home in Hampstead
- The Sardine Can
- The inspiration of 1960s America
Join us for a collection of the best bits of the BBC Four / Open University series The Brits Who Built The Modern World. We'll take you on a trip from Greenwich at the turn of the century, where the building which would become the O2 had a difficult birth; past the spy HQ on the bank of the Thames and 165 Park Road - the "Sardine Can" - through to Hampstead, and the elegant, singular home of Sir Michael Hopkins and Patricia Hopkins. We'll call by to visit Hong Kong, where tight space and rising demand called for a reinvention of the skyscraper. And we end up in 1960s America, where the cityscape resonates to this day.