London: The Modern Babylon August 15, 2012Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
For those able to access the BBC online player can I recommend London: The Modern Babylon which is available for another two days. It’s a great overview of the history of London – and fairly markedly a people’s history – in the last century and on into this one and directed by Julien Temple. And it’s surprisingly – or perhaps not, given Temple’s role as film biographer of all things punk, unsentimental too. It is also – and this is not a surprise – particularly progressive in its outlook. Highly recommended.
Interesting fact – Nina Temple, last General Secretary of the CPGB (as was), is his sister. If I knew that once I had forgotten it.