screened Mark Thomas's Secret Map of Britain
last night (no web presence yet, apparently), which was intermittently entertaining, but felt like it had been chopped up and squeezed into its time slot. Some references were clearly pitched at those in the know, such as the use of numbers station
broadcasts as incidental 'music'.
As well as bothering a lot of security guards whose job it was to lurk behind chain link fences (mostly protecting the type of installation previously discussed here
), Thomas also revealed that the scourge of architects everywhere, Prince Charles, is the unlikely owner of Reading's dismal Holiday Inn
, via his Duchy of Cornwall land-holdings (broken official site
, unofficial site
). This is a very, very banal piece of architecture.