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Road, Rail and Runways

Britain on Film, Series 2 Episode 5 of 10

Throughout the 1960s, the Rank Organisation produced hundreds of short colour films on almost every aspect of British life. In a series reworking the best of this material to offer fascinating and often surprising insights into a transformative period of recent British history, this episode concentrates on the unprecedented upheavals in Britain's transport systems during a period when the popularity of air travel soared, rail networks were comprehensively dismantled and towns and cities were being reshaped to accommodate the unstoppable rise of the motor car.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Aug 2016 02:00


Role Contributor
ProducerKathryn Williams
Executive ProducerDavid Okuefuna