Survival of the fastest

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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Episode of Series “Horizon”.
Highlights the evolution of the motorcycle from a primitive machine into a gleaming, glamorous, sophisticated piece of engineering. Scenes at Mallory Park and the 1979 Isle of Man TT follow the fortunes of Barry Sheene, Mike Hailwood and Ron Haslam and their machines. Goes into the research and development, technical and commercial problems, and how Britain and Europe are facing up to the Japanese challenge. Narrated by Tony Britton.

Credits

producer

Dick Gilling

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:54:03:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Group of items

Horizon

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31573

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Motorcycles

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Motorcycle racing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Engineering design

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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