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Monty at large

Title
Monty at large
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
5 Jan 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:51:35
Description
In this week’s edition Monty Modlyn visits and tours two traditional craft businesses in London with the context of computerisation and increased mechanisation in British industry. At furniture makers John Boone he finds out about making hand-made reproduction chairs from craftsmen Freddie Younger and Ernie, carver George Greene(?), John Boone and his son-in law John. At Dunhill Pipes and Humidors he talks about the manufacturing process with Managing Director Aubrey Styles(?); Bert Howell(?); Stephen Hunt(?); Jim Masterson(?); Bill Godber(?) and other members of staff. Producer Bavin Cook.
Contributors
Bavin Cook; Monty Modlyn; Freddie Younger; George Greene(?); John Boone; Aubrey Styles(?); Bert Howell(?); Stephen Hunt(?); Jim Masterson(?); Bill Godber(?)
Keywords
London; Working conditions; Smoking; Employment; Microprocessors; Furniture; Small business; Microelectronics; Machinery; Bethnal Green; Modernization; Plaistow; Quality control; Craft workers; Woodwork; Woodworking; Furniture industry; Chairs; John Boone; Woodworkers; Woodworking industry; Mechanization; Dunhill Pipes; Wood; Mahogany; Cabinet making; Furniture trade; Work attitudes

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