Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His books include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus; The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside. His latest book is London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing. He's also the co-writer with Bob Stanley of How We Used to Live, a BFI archive film directed by Paul Kelly, which premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival.

First broadcast on 22nd October 2014