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Modern Times - Streetwise

Modern Times - Streetwise


First transmitted in 1996, this BBC film looks at the tough training regime undertaken by black cab drivers as they prepare for one of the hardest examinations they will ever take.
It takes years to get to grips with the intricate road network and tangle of streets that weave their way through the heart of the capital and 70 per cent of applicants fail to finish. With repeat appearances at the Public Carriage Office to take the examination, it's a bumpy road to the coveted green badge.

All of you, I’m sure could take me from here to where you live without any problems at all, it’s where you live but I wonder how many of you could name all the names of the roads in the correct sequence from here to where you live and that is what the knowledge is all about
— Mr Ormes - Knowledge of London Examiner

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