BOTANIC MAN, EPISODE 10: CRACKPOT JACKPOT (TV)

Summary

Conclusion of this 10-part series of documentaries concerning the role man plays in the society of nature and the process of evolution. In this part, host David Bellamy, a biologist, travels to Southern California and Mexico to examine modern civilization and discuss the future of mankind. Highlights of this part include footage and discussion of the following: a Los Angeles supermarket; calories; energy consumption; Mexican farming, inflation, oil, prosperity, and poverty; conservation and population control; an excerpt of a speech by Pres. Jimmy Carter on conservation; a solar village; a desert cash crop; and solutions to today's ecological problems.

Details

  • NETWORK: Thames (United Kingdom)
  • DATE: 1978
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0589
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - United Kingdom
  • SERIES RUN: Thames (United Kingdom) - TV series, 1978
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Terence Dixon … Executive Producer
    • Randal Beattie … Producer, Series Producer
    • Graeme Duckham … Producer, Director
    • Michael Feldman … Associate Producer
    • David Bellamy … Writer, Host
    • Jimmy Carter