We Are Responsible By Law (1969)

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  • Director

    John Irvin

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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  • Category

    Non Fiction

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  • We Are Responsible, By Law Alternative


This fascinating TV documentary looks at the ‘big business’ of local government in Newcastle upon Tyne run from the modernist Civic Centre, one of the high profile architectural projects powered through by infamous council leader T Dan Smith. It’s a vivid illustration of how the council interacts with the lives of real people in the city, from birth to death, perhaps at its most controversial when looking at planning, housing and demolition in the 1960s.

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