Digital Betacam video cassette (DigiBeta) unknown Unknown 1973 0:00
Summary: Programme: 6. Transmission Date: 10th October, 1973. Running Time: 21:48
Title number: 17545
Description: Description: This programme looks at the problems that face a city, including traffic, pollution, water and rubbish. Noise pollution is examined first, with a look at the varying degrees of noise created within a city, how it affects the body and how it is measured. Traffic issues are shown via film footage of routemasters. cars and other forms of transport on London streets. In particular, mention is given to the New York blackout of 1965 and potential hazards of electricity-driven travel. How much water is used and where it comes from is illustrated using a film provided by the Metropolitan Water Board. In relation to this, the problems experienced in Rome and Naples are explored as well as the consequences of not treating water properly and dispensing of sewage directly into rivers. How such problems have been solved in England are shown, with a look at sewers and water treatment/purification sites. This time, film footage and original prints are used, particularly when referencing how history dealt with the issue of clean water. To end the programme, procedues around rubbish collection are discussed with a look at the problems experienced in Tokyo. Colour/B&W: Black and White. Key Subjects: River Tiber, Rome, Naples, Tokyo, St. Paul's Cathedral, Routemaster, New York, USA
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