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What’s to be done when ambitious engineering projects and buildings have to be mothballed because they’re no longer useful? It’s a question that lies at the heart of Abandoned Engineering ( Yesterday, Tuesday 7 March), which looks at four sites that have outlived their usefulness – or, in the case of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Bridge, were never even completed.
Available via BBC iPlayer for those outside Scotland, the three-part Growing Up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood (BBC Two Scotland, March) explores the experience of childhood north of the border; the way the authorities have treated Scotland’s youngsters is a recurring theme. On Radio 4, listen out for an adaptation of Anne Brontë’s debut novel, Agnes Grey (weekdays from Monday 6 March), starring Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.
The latest tranche of ‘My Generation’ shows brings us the story of the 1990s. Among the highlights, The People’s History of Pop: Closer Than Close 1997–2010 (BBC Four, March) finds Radio 2 presenter Sara Cox hearing stories of encounters with the likes of Radiohead, Amy Winehouse and the Libertines. The Real Inglorious Bastards (PBS America, Friday 3 March) tells the story of Operation Greenup, one of the most successful intelligencegathering operations undertaken by the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War, and conducted by two young Jewish-American refugees and a conscientious deserter from Austria.
Anne Brontë’s novel Agnes Grey gets the Radio 4 treatment