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59,734. So people were wading through the slurry to get to work. Dodging the carts and carriages; navigating the streets was daunting … Railways engineers were asked for a solution … A radical idea: to run trains under the streets. (Trains & Underground & Street) Ian Hislop’s Trains that Changed the World II, Channel 5 2021
20,152. I like the stink of the streets – it makes me feel good. I like the smell and it opens up my lungs. And it gives me a hard-on. (GBH Films & Street) Once Upon a Time in America 1984 ***** starring Robert De Niro & James Woods & Joe Pesci & Elizabeth McGovern & Burt Young & Tuesday Weld & Treat Williams et al, director Sergio Leone, Noodles to Max
20,347. My nigger … You gotta hear the street, you gotta smell it, you know, you gotta taste that shit, feel it. (GBH Film & Street) Training Day 2001 starring Denzel Washington & Ethan Hawke & Scott Glenn & Tom Berenger & Harris Yulin & Raymond Barry & Cliff Curtis & Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg & Macy Gray & Charlotte Ayanna & Eva Mendes et al, director Antoine Fuqua, Washington to Hawke
21,509. I walk the streets at night now. (GBH Films & Street & Night) The Brave One 2007 starring Jodie Foster & Terrence Howard & Naveen Andrews & Nicky Katt & Zoe Kravitz & Mary Steenburgen & Jane Adams & Dana Esckelson et al, director Neil Jordan
67,653. Grab your coat, and get your hat,
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street. (Coat & Hat & Street) Dorothy Fields, Sunny Side of the Street
53,747. I’m leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street,
In case a certain little lady comes by. George Formby, Leaning on a Lamp-Post 1937, lyrics Noel Gay 1898-1954
89,917. Underneath the Arches,
I dream my dreams away,
Underneath the Arches,
On cobble-stones I lay. Bud Flanagan 1896-1968, song
76,095. These streets they looked rough. And there were rats. But life was quite good here. (Homelessness & Street) Ken Loach, Cathy Come Home 1966, BBC The Wednesday Play, story Jeremy Sandford ***** Cathy’s commentary
122,645. Oxford Street, London: Britain’s busiest high street. With over two hundred stores taking billions of pounds a year. Three million visitors come here every week, making it one of the liveliest streets in the country. It’s home to an army of workers, shop assistants, cleaners, police, and underground staff, working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to make sure it’s always open for business. (London & Street & Shop) Oxford Street 24/7 aka Inside Oxford Street I, Channel 5 2018
122,646. Bringing in the shoppers are four underground tube stations. The busiest right in the middle is Oxford Circus, with three tube lines handling over eighty million people a year. (London & Street & Shop & Underground) ibid.
122,647. Police are back on the train of some of the Street’s most persistent criminals. (London & Street & Shop) ibid.
122,964. It’s all about the workers who keep Oxford Street up and running … The night bus inspectors also have their work cut out. (London & Street & Shop) Oxford Street 24/7 aka Inside Oxford Street II
122,965. 70% of shop thefts are committed by drug addicts. (London & Street & Shop & Theft) ibid.
122,990. Oxford Street swelters as record temperatures hit London. 30,000 party people are hot to trot as they celebrate Pride. And police and the council launch an operation to rescue the street’s dogs. (London & Street & Shop) Oxford Street 24/7 aka Inside Oxford Street III
122,991. ‘Pride is the third biggest event London hosts.’ (London & Street & Shop) ibid. St John ambulance chap
122,992. 30,000 in the parade alone. (London & Street & Shop) ibid.
123,111. Christmas is coming to Oxford Street. The lights are going up on Britain’s busiest high street. With more than a million extra visitors expected each week things don’t always go smoothly. (London & Street & Shop) Oxford Street 24/7 at Christmas aka Oxford Street IV
123,112. The last customers are leaving but work on the Street never stops. (London & Street & Shop) ibid.
123,113. Selfridges’ flagship store: founded in 1909 it’s the second largest shop in the UK after Harrods. (London & Street & Shop) ibid.
123,114. But the shops will only be closed for one day because now they’ll be getting ready for the next big event: the January sales. (London & Street & Shop) ibid.
123,968. Potholes are driving Britain mad. They cause rage. Rows. And road works. Costing billions of pounds to repairs and injuring hundreds of people. There’s a pothole war raging on Britain’s roads. Some councils say they are at financial breaking point. (Street & Road) Pothole Wars, ITV 2018
123,969. ‘I’ve had a knife pulled on me and headbutted and a few other things.’ (Street & Road) ibid. Glen the repair man
123,970. Cost UK drivers a whopping £1.7 billion a year. (Street & Road) ibid.
131,473. Carnaby Street: the most famous shopping street in the world. (Mods & Street) Bradley Wiggins on Mods, Sky Arts 2019
136,446. Baltimore landslide: ‘And I can remember just seeing the vehicles goes down, and they’re sinking, and sinking, and in a moments we watched that whole sign of the street explode, and it hit like a mortar round, like boom!’ (Engineering & Disaster & Mistake & Street) Massive Engineering Mistakes s1e1, Quest 2020
42,776. How safe are our streets? The problem behaviour causing sleepless nights. What’s being done to stop it? And the communities fighting back … In some areas an old problem is on the rise again. Since lockdown began last March police have reported a sharp increase in anti-social behaviour with incidents plaguing towns and cities. (Behaviour & Streets) Tonight: Antisocial Britain: Trouble on the Streets, ITV 2021
19,593. Britain’s filthy streets. The worry rise in pandemic plastic. The foulest waste under our feet. And cleaning up the next generation … Every day it’s estimated that over two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK. And street cleaning costs the taxpayer more than one billion pounds annually. (Street & Rubbish) Tonight: Britain’s Filthy Streets, ITV 2021
76,735. One London shopping street is out of this world. It has more luxury brands than any other half-mile on Earth. Bond Street’s a hot-spot of celebrity. Worth billions, the most expensive retail street in Europe with dazzling diamonds, fabulous fashion on millionaire motors. (Shop & London & Street) Billion Pound Bond Street, ITV 2021