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Against the Clock

Synopsis
Technology has brought round-the-clock civilisation and convenience. Airlines, power stations, and even all-night creches are features of the industrialised world. But for those who keep it running, staying awake is a problem - humans have evolved an unfortunate need for sleep! Major disasters, from the Exxon Valdez to the Clapham rail crash and countless motorway accidents, list failed alertness as a cause. Dr Martin Moore-Ede, author of ‘The 24-Hour society’, reveals a world dozing on the brink of disaster and asked that we give human needs more consideration.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on 25/4/94.
Subjects
Health & safety; Medical sciences
Keywords
accidents; physiology - human; sleep

Credits

Producer
John Lynch
Writer
John Lynch
Contributor
Jana Bennett
Cast
Martin Moore-Ede 

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
bbcactivevideoforlearning@pearson.com
Web
http://www.bbcactivevideoforlearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 2751 or 2760
Fax
020 7010 6965
Address
Mezzanine
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL
Notes
BBC Active is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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