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Gold! Gold!! Gold!!!


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The BBC 1 Documentary
Gold is just a metal - one of the more useless. Yet its attraction is enormous. People have fought and killed for it; crossed continents, climbed mountains and gone to the depths of the earth for it. The gleam in the quartz, the flash in the pan, the 1,000-to-one chance of finding a nugget - how and why do they do it?
The story is romantic, surprising and full of grand delusions. Why do we dig gold out of a hole in the ground, carry it across the-world, and bury it in other holes with guards over it? Gold is no longer officially money. There are millions of tons of it lying in vaults around the world, yet nobody can touch it. How did we got into this insane situation? As BEN JONSON said, Gold is but muck
Film editor JOHN BUSH
Written and produced by SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES


Unknown: Ben Jonson
Editor: John Bush
Produced By: Simon Campbell-Jones

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