Nuts and Bolts of the Economy


This programme presented by Mike Scott looks at why British industry is unable to compete with it’s European neighbours and asks why was this?

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Producer: Granada
Year Produced: 1976
Running time: 53 minutes
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Opening film to an occasional series produced by Granada “World in Action” team. The series looks at Britain’s faltering economy and asks why U.K. industry cannot compete with it’s European neighbours. An indepdent Scottish firm that makes refridgerators provides the first example. Nearly half of the total value of components are imported. Why are West German door hinges ten percent less than their British equivalent and how can Italians make them at half the price? The company is shortly to drop British steel om favour of Belgian manufactured steel – the reason? Poor delivery. At Shotton Steel works the team asks why. The film crew also visits the world’s largest refridgeration plant in Northern Italy and asks Britain’s major manufacturers why we cannot compete.

The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for historical use.

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