Broadcast TV

Tows Bank Colliery (near Alston), Deutsche Welle TV (1993)

Tim Moores goes underground at one of the last privately-owned drift mines in the UK to report for Deutsche Welle‘s weekly European news magazine programme,¬†Drehscheibe Europa. Tows Bank Colliery, situated 7 miles [11 km] NNW of Alston, was opened in 1986 by three partners; Ted Nancarow Snr, Willie Armstrong and Frank Shepherd. They entered the … Continue reading Tows Bank Colliery (near Alston), Deutsche Welle TV (1993)

A Town Like New Orleans? City, BBC2 (1981)

Radio Times
BBC2, 21:45
CITY
A Town Like New Orleans

In every town there are thousands of musicians – ignored by both television and the music industry alike – playing live music for fun and very little money. Watch and enjoy the Jack Bennett All-Stars, Another Colour, Howard Sarna, the Roskoe Players, the Zero Slingsby Quintet and The Commies from Mars.

The Blight, Brass Tacks, BBC2 (1980)

BBC2
21:25
Brass Tacks
The Blight

In many Durham mining villages residents are suffering from planning blight, whilst in Macclesfield, architect Rod Hackney refurbishes old houses and communities. As Langley Park’s Railway Street faces the bulldozers, we ask should local authorities demolish old housing or renovate instead?

Are The Kids Alright? Brass Tacks, BBC2 (1979)

BBC2
8.5-9.0
Brass Tacks
Are The Kids Alright

With unemployment running at twice the national average the age of leisure has come early for many of Sunderland’s youngsters. Michael is 16, on the dole, and buying a ¬£300 guitar on HP. His recently-formed punk band, The Rejected, is receiving encouragement from the local community theatre, which is also facing government cutbacks. What use is Sunderland’s new ¬£7-million leisure centre and pedestrian precincts to Michael’s generation?

It Shouldn’t Happen To a Pig, Brass Tacks, BBC2 (1979)

BBC2
8.10-9.0 New Series
Brass Tacks
It Shouldn’t Happen To a Pig

Diseases spread quickly in factory farms unless antibiotics are used to keep them at bay. And those diseases increasingly develop antibiotic resistance that can spill over into the human population. So is it time to call a halt? Is it time to chose between cheap meat and safe meat?

Paradise Lost, City, BBC2 (1979)

BBC2
8.0 New Series
City
Paradise Lost

Six films about inner cities seen through the eyes of those who live and work in them.

Chapeltown in Leeds. Back-to-back housing, high unemployment and low morale; a multi-racial, often violent, example of urban decay. A group of enthusiastic 12-year olds, encouraged and guided by dedicated teacher Nadine Senior, is preparing for the school’s Christmas production, Milton’s Paradise Lost.

A Calculated Risk, Brass Tacks, BBC2 (1978)

BBC2
8.10-9.0
Brass Tacks
A Calculated Risk

If the predictions of the nuclear industry are correct we can look forward to limitless cheap energy, economic growth and an increasingly powerful role in world affairs. If the predictions of the opponents of nuclear power are correct, there is serious cause for concern. The dangers of the creation of plutonium in large quantities in conditions of increasing world unrest are genuine and serious