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Dirty old river

Title
Dirty old river
Genre
Feature
TX Date
13 Jul 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:53:08
Description
Feature on the social and natural history of the Thames, its current uses and views on future uses. Includes interviews with Bob Aspinall, Archivist at Port of London Authority; Chris Bailey of Thames Water Authority; coaches of boat crews for the University Boat Race; Brigadier Greg Read, Clerk of the Vintner’s Company; 2 police constables of the Thames Division; a local waterman, a houseboat owner and a winner of the Doggit’s Coat and Badge Race; John Black, Deputy Chairman of the Port of London Authority, and Jenny Blair of Thames Water. Includes musical interludes with songs related to rivers and the Thames. Starts with a short reading from The Wind in the Willows.
Contributors
John Black; Bob Aspinall; Greg Read; Jenny Blair; Chris Bailey (Thames Water Authority)
Keywords
Books; Contests; Fiction; Future developments; Rivers; River Thames; Water quality; Radio book readings; Social history; Natural history; Maritime transport; Rowing; Kenneth Grahame; The Wind in the Willows

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