Thank you for your robust comments. I can see that this programme has had a big effect on you! You are right that I don't know Deptford, although I lived in Hackney for a number of years, so my comments are based upon what I saw on the programme and what I have read in the book that goes with the series. However, the book states that owners were given compensation of just £1,600 in 1964, which seems to me a piffling amount, given that many of these properties would now have been worth at least £ half a million. Do you deny that perfectly good houses were demolished, and in what way was Jess Steele's research wrong? The evidence shown on the BBC seemed fairly conclusive to me.