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Ventures and Adventures in Topography

Episode 9: The Outer Circle – from Brent Cross to the World’s End Causeway In this final episode of the series, John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou take us on a lop-sided perambulation through ‘remote London’ from the north-west passage at Brent Cross to the eastern Gateway on the Thames Estuary at Tilbury. On the way […]

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Episode 8:  An Estuarine Odyssey- Tilbury This week John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou head down the A13 to Tilbury led by geologist Dr Kate Spencer from Queen Mary, University of London and musician Andy Ramsay from Europa51. They walk the foreshore of the windswept Thames Estuary between the two Tilbury forts,  over the cracking surface […]

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Episode 7: London Topographical Bookfest Nick Papadimitriou and John Rogers discuss a selection of their favourite London books with readings to music by Europa51. They delve into Montague Sharpe’s Middlesex in British, Roman and Saxon Times (1919); William Margrie’s The Diary of a London Explorer (1933); Gordon S. Maxwell’s Highwayman’s Heath (1935) and HV Morton’s […]

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Episode 6: Finsbury and Pentonville This week Nick and John take a languid winter stroll along the arbours of the pleasure grounds and spa resorts of Finsbury and Pentonville. Heading by way of a dank Saffron Hill with talk of Oliver Twist and the Sabini Gang they take in Coldbath Square, The Islington Spa, Bagnigge […]

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Episode 5: The Eastern Queen (Ilford) Inspired by Thomas Burke’s The Outer Circle: Rambles in Remote London, Nick Papadimitriou and John Rogers explore the far-lying eastern suburb of Ilford. Burke , like other writers of the early 20th Century, was disdainful of Ilford. Writing in 1921 he said of ‘the Eastern Queen’ that, “After Walthamstow […]

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Episode 4:  Plumstead to Cross Ness along the Southern Outfall Sewer This week John and Nick follow their noses out along the Southern Outfall Sewer or the ‘Bazalgette Express’  across the marshes from Plumstead to Cross Ness. Guided by The Lure and Lore of London’s River by A.G. Linney (1920′s) they perambulate the raised path […]

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Episode 3 – Scarp This week John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou head out onto the North Middlesex/South Hertfordshire Escarpment, subject of a forthcoming book by Nick. Scarp is a conspicuous but broken ridge running from Batchworth Heath, near Harefield, on the Middlesex-Buckinghamshire border, via Oxhey to Elstree and thence eastward to High Barnet. Further east, […]

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Episode 2: Leytonstone & Leyton – The North-Eastern frontier This week’s show comes to you entirely from Leytonstone & Leyton as Nick Papadimitriou and John Rogers explore the valley of the Philly Brook – the buried and forgotten stream that runs beneath the streets of the London zone that begat Alfred Hitchcock, London’s short-lived ‘Left […]

Ventures and Adventures in Topography

Episode 1 – Brent Cross Ventures & Adventures in Topography presented by John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou, is a show taking you on a series of lop-sided rambles around the margins of London,exploring zones and areas of the city drawing on an eclectic range of references,influenced by old \topographical books, psychogeography, deep topography, and the […]