Looking for something to watch on the BBC iPlayer? Then I would really recommend that you watch The Storm That Saved a City.
On 15 January 1968, thousands of homes were damaged when 100-miles-an-hour winds tore through the central belt. Twenty people lost their lives amid devastating scenes. But the storm shook up Scotland’s biggest city in another way, too. It inspired a rethink about Glasgow’s tenements. For 100 years, the city had been destroying unfit houses for new ones – but it wasn’t solving the problem. It took the storm, a group of young architects and some strong-willed residents to save their city from the bulldozer. And it brought forward the transformation of Glasgow – from Britain’s biggest slum to the cultural capital of Europe.
I know this is a bit sad, but watching my, home City of Glasgow, turn into one of the best City’s in the world, had me in had me in tears! I am not joking, it really did!
WOW! the BBC iPlayer has just got even better! Since it’s now allowing viewers to start watching a programme on one device and finish on another.
Right now it’s only available to viewers with YouView devices (which I have), but is but rolling out to other connected TV devices, including set-top boxes, streaming media devices and games consoles, over the coming weeks and months.
If you love cycling. You will not want to miss tonight’s Cycling show on BBC Radio Five Live. It start at 9:00pm GMT. It’s got the latest cycling news ahead of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.