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Twelve Against the City

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"Little do men perceive what loneliness is, or how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and laces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love." (Francis Bacon writing of London in 1607)

What of this city today? This film follows twelve people in the course of a single evening in London.
"It's a kind of runway with planes taking off, planes landing, all the time, coming and going, never stopping for very long. And this is the way I look at London-somewhere to progress from, not somewhere to be beaten by." (Chris Feeney, a teenager)

Commentary written by Patrick O'Donovan.

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Contributors

Writer: Patrick O'Donovan
Narrator: Ewan MacColl
Original Music: Russ Allen
Executive Producer: Ian Martin
Produced and directed by: Richard Taylor

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Twelve Against the City

BBC Two England, 14 October 1967 20.40






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