Life in Suburbia – Radio 4

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051rjpc

Anne McElvoy talks to the novelist Adam Thirlwell about his latest book, described as ‘suburban noir’; its setting “a kind of absence, without a focus or centre”. The academic Nick Hubble takes issue with the cultural representation of suburbia and the snobbery surrounding it. When Richard McGuire created his graphic masterpiece ‘Here’ he collapsed millennia of history into the corner of one suburban house, and the photographer Hannah Starkey looks back at photos from the end of the twentieth century to see what they say about changing Britain.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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