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Great Bore, The

Synopsis
A drama-documentary about the Channel Tunnel and the Thames Tunnes. Isambard Kingdom Brunel returns from the dead to inspect, admire and assess the Channel Tunnel before it is opened by the Queen. He addresses a gathering of prominent citizens, including Baroness Thatcher, asking if the nation that created railways is still capable of backing its visionaries.
Series
Without Walls, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Free loan; Free loan
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 29/3/94.
Subjects
Drama; Engineering
Keywords
Brunel, Isambard Kingdom; Channel Tunnel; civil engineering; construction engineering; tunnels

Credits

Producer
Jack Emery
Cast
Roger Lloyd Pack 

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Institution of Civil Engineers

Email
library@ice.org.uk
Web
http://www.ice.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7665 2251
Fax
020 7976 7610
Address
Library
1 Great George Street
London
SW1P 3AA
Notes
The ICE library has hundreds of VHS tapes and a growing collection of DVDs for loan to members and lecturers interested in the work of professional engineers. Audio recordings of a range of recent lectures held at the ICE are available for free online playback.

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