The River Thames: Then & Now

The River Thames: Then & Now

Series 1

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Summary

Documentary exploring the history of the river, and how it has played a pivotal role in London's development as a major centre for international trade. This episode focuses on the capital's docklands, which at their peak, employed more than 30,000 workers. A boat captain whose family have hauled cargo along the river for six generations recalls his grandfather's unique talents. Plus, a look at the construction of bridges, sewers, and the flood barrier.

Cast & Crew

Director Michaela Moir
Producer Michaela Moir
Series Producer Matt Cottingham
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