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Streets Ahead
Streets Ahead

Streets Ahead 1970


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Streets Ahead 1970

20 mins United Kingdom Director. David Morphet

This jovial government instructional film takes a look at some of the ground-breaking council initiatives for urban renewal and regeneration in the Newtown district of Exeter - an area riddled with run-down Victorian terraces and poor amenities. Arguing against inflicting wholesale redevelopment, this film is a manifesto for community-orientated upgrades to housing, services and transport.

The film was made for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (via the Central Office of Information) by World Wide Pictures - a production outfit whose origins stem from the early days of the British documentary movement.

Directed by

David Morphet


Eva Hadden

John Stone

D. Wood


Instructional film/TV programme Animation & Artists Moving Image


Housing Newtown Estate Grants (economics) Redevelopment Housing Act (1969)




United Kingdom



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