This film was made for showing on BBC Television to mark the centenary of underground railway transport in London. Through rare old prints, photographs and film, the story is told of the growth of London's Underground Railways, from the Metropolitan of 1863 to the beginning in 1963 of the Victoria Line. Some of the city's social developments are examined, its population expansion and the corresponding transport problems that have led to the 'two-tiered' system. The tale is told by many eminent Londoners including the late Lord Morrison of Lambeth, Jessie Matthews, Sir John Betjeman and sculptor Henry Moore who are among the distinguished participants who help to recreate the past.
16mm & 35mm
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