Stevenage to feature on prime-time TV

STEVENAGE is due to be featured on the BBC s One Show next week. TV personality Gyles Brandreth will be visiting the town on Saturday with a film crew to prepare a feature on Howards End author E M Forster. It s part of a series currently running on the One

STEVENAGE is due to be featured on the BBC's One Show next week.

TV personality Gyles Brandreth will be visiting the town on Saturday with a film crew to prepare a feature on Howards End author E M Forster.

It's part of a series currently running on the One Show about places that have inspired a work of art or literature and is due to be shown next Tuesday.

Forster lived at Rooks Nest House, on Weston Road, as a child and the house and surrounding countryside was the setting for Howards End, which was published 100 years ago next October.

Among those being interviewed for the feature is local historian Margaret Ashby, a founder member of Friends of Forster Country, and filming will include Forster Country, St Nicholas Church and The Avenue.