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London is Drowning

By Graham Williams. A dramatisation of a hot topic of the time – the flooding of the Thames. Done in almost exactly the same manner as Peter Watkins’ The War Game over 15 years before, with budget-allowing hand-held work and portentous time-line voiceovers (“12.15 – Whitechapel tube station is evacuated” etc.) with the added touch of faked weather bulletins with Michael Fish. Not a scarefest in the War Game league (in fact viewers north of Watford seemed to rather enjoy it) but a great bit of of-its-time polemic all the same.

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