Sir John Betjeman, CBE poet Laureate from 1972 until he died in 1984 was a Londoner - brought up in London, working all his life in London, and living in the City and latterly Chelsea for most of his career. He was born on the fringes of Kentish Town; soon moving with his family more securely into adjacent Highgate. By the time he was at school in Marlborough and Oxford, the family had moved to Chelsea. In his early married life he lived in White Horse country but commuted daily to London to labour on the 'Architectural Review' in Westminster. Thereafter he kept a pad in the city so that he could write as a film critic, book reviewer, hack Fleet Street journalist throughout his career; and later in his extensive work for radio and television which made him well-known to a large public. And in his last years he returned to a home in Chelsea where he held court to his peers and admirers. His deepest love was for architecture, and he found much to treasure in London, most notably in the City, packed full of wonderful churches and the work of geniuses like Christopher Wren; and, especially in London's railway stations whose individuality and life held a special fascination. The programme is written and presented by Peter Gammond, a well known writer on music and entertainment, who has always been a Betjeman addict and collector.