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The Making of a Continent

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A three-part natural history of the Wild West
Narrated by Barry Paine 1: Corridors of Time
Drifting continents, moving mountains, painted deserts and arches of natural rock are more than just a backdrop -they have their own astonishing tale to tell of dinosaurs, floods and lost cities. The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley - the locations are the same, but Hollywood never told this story.
This episode looks beyond the spectacular scenery of Arizona and Southern Utah to reveal how the canyons - corridors of time -can unlock the mystery of the making of the North American continent. It shows how it is only in the last twinkle of geological time that man has found a place in the desert, and how we ignore at our peril the writing within the Canyon walls.
Film cameramen
MIKE HERD, SCOTT RANSOM Graphics ANDY COWARD
Film editor PETER KEELEY Written and produced by MICHAEL ANDREWS BBC Bristol

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Unknown: Barry Paine
Editor: Peter Keeley
Produced By: Michael Andrews

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The Making of a Continent

BBC Two England, 25 September 1983 20.10






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