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The Making of a Continent


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Last of three programmes The Great River
Written and narrated by Barry Paine
Steamboats and cardsharps, earthquakes and floods - part of the violent history of North America's most famous waterway - the Mississippi. Billions of dollars have been made from the rich, black soil 'Old Muddy' dumps each year. And billions are spent trying to tame and control those floodwaters.
Now they're playing for the highest stakes ever seen on the river. For the Mississippi is trying to change its course. The battle to save New
Orleans, its jazz bands and petrol refineries is well and truly joined.
Film editor NORMAN BURGESS Directed by IAN CALVERT Produced by NED KELLY
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Paine
Editor: Norman Burgess
Directed By: Ian Calvert
Produced By: Ned Kelly

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The Making of a Continent

BBC Two England, 24 August 1986 19.15

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