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BBC Documentaries: Season 2011

2011x226 The Road to Nowhere
TV-PG

  • 2011-10-29T21:00:00+01:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

As the M25 celebrates its 25th birthday, Sally Boazman takes a road trip to see how the motorway has changed our economy, environment and living habits.

The 117-mile orbital road took more than 11 years to build. It cost £1bn, and used more than 2m tons of concrete and 3.5m tons of asphalt.

The final section was opened by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in October 1986 to a huge fanfare.

Sally Boazman charts the M25's history, follows the team that keeps it moving, and meets a couple who even got married on it.

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