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London: The Modern Babylon

The story of London and the people who made it into a global metropolis, narrated through a century of music and a wealth of compelling film archive.

Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.

Reaching back to the dawn of film in London at the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through film archive, voices of Londoners past and present and the flow of popular music across the century; a stream of urban consciousness, like the river which flows through its heart. It ends now, as London prepares to welcome the world to the 2012 Olympics.

2 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Sat 24 Sep 2016 21:10



Role Contributor
Narrator Michael Gambon
Narrator Bill Nighy
Narrator Imelda Staunton
Narrator Andy Serkis
Director Julien Temple
Producer George Hencken
Producer Rosa Bosch
Executive Producer Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer Christine Langan
Executive Producer Alan Yentob
Producer Amanda Temple
Producer Stephen Malit
Producer Julien Temple
Writer Julien Temple


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