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BBC North West Regional Documentaries: Record Detail

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Accession Number

B26

Series Title

THE OTHER MAN'S SHOES

Programme Title

BILL ROLLINSON

Producer

Unknown

Other Credits

Unknown

Transmission Date

01/01/75

 

colour , sound, 29 mins 27 secs

Synopsis

Programme one in the series. Follows Bill Rollinson - author, Liverpool University lecturer and organiser of adult education in Lancashire and Cumbria - as he discusses his home town of Barrow with presenter Frank Mellor. Opens with aerial shots of Liverpool and Barrow. Rollinson talks of Barrow's prosperous past - when it had the world's largest docks and ironworks - and it's current decline. There are shots of Barrow's derelict ironworks and docks, now used for cooling water for the power station. Employees at Barrow's major employer 'Vickers', which builds nuclear submarines, are shown working. A student tutorial/wine tasting session takes place at Rollinson's flat in Liverpool. There are brief shots of a statue of James Ramsden, the first Mayor of Barrow, and of housing in Barrow. Barrow's Furness Abbey and seafront are shown. Rollinson visits Barrow public library and the film ends with him presenting to a class of adults.

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