Survival of the fastest

United Kingdom, 1979

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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.

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producer

Dick Gilling

director

Cynthia Page

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:54:03:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

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Horizon

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