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Sons of the Navvy Man

Synopsis

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Last century when the canals were cut and the railways pushed into every corner of the land, they talked of the Navvy Man and you knew what they meant: a flat cap or a battered bowler on his head, a prodigious shifter of muck who ate his two-and-a-half pounds of beef a day and smashed the face of his best friend for sport on Sunday afternoons.
But who are the men who build today's gigantic multi-million-pound construction schemes? Who are the Sons of the Navvy Man?
A report by Trevor Philpott and Slim Hewitt who went to find out.
A Tonight presentation

Contributors

Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Slim Hewitt
Film editor: John McNicholas
Producer: Peter Batty






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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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