London-New York

First transmitted in 1957, this episode of Eye to Eye spans the Atlantic. The result is a wryly observed and evocative portrait of London, "a great place to live in but a hell of a place to visit", and New York which "is a great place to visit but a hell of a place to live in."Harmonica player Larry Adler's specially written soundtrack interprets scenes from the two great cities with piano accompaniment from Tom McCall.

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29 minutes

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Fri 21 Jun 1957 20:45
BBC Television Service

BBC Four London Collection

BBC Four London Collection
This programme is part of a collection of BBC programmes celebrating the people and places of London. Available online now. 

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About BBC Four Collection programmes

Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.


Role Contributor
NarratorLarry Adler
ProducerJohn Read
PhotographerDick Bagley
PhotographerCharles Parnell
Sound RecordistLeslie Phillips
Editor-in-chiefPaul Khan
MusicianTom McCall

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