All Aboard! By William Bowles

1 July 2007

Even though I hate to admit it, the BBC occasionally shows us something of worth, not that it was made by the BBC, it merely flighted it, and you would have needed a satellite dish or a Freeview box to have seen it.

Now whether it was the programme maker’s intention or not matters little, but the fact remains that the two-parter’s exploration, ‘Monsoon Railway’ (BBC4) was both fascinating and extremely informative and for one reason, because it is a picture of how industrialism only really works when it is a truly collective enterprise. And when I say works, I don’t mean this in any kind of utilitarian manner. Continue reading