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London the Modern Babylon 15 rating

The story of London told through a century of popular music and film archive treasures.

Documentary 2012 128 mins

Director: Julien Temple


From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London’s immigrants and bohemians and how together they changed the city forever. Reaching back to the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through film archive and the voices of Londoners past and present, powered by the popular music from across the century.