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The Block
The Block (1972)
Movie
  • Director:
    Paul Watson
  • Category:
  • Cast:
    Peter Myers,Guy Braithwaite,David Eversley
  • Time:
    1h 15min
  • Year:
    1972
Living conditions of those who live below the poverty line - at Chaucer House in Southwark. Examines the plight of people living below the poverty line in Great Britain today. Looks at the conflict between the tenants of Chaucer House - a place for homeless families in Southwark, and the officials.
Casts
Credited cast:
Peter Myers Peter Myers - Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guy Braithwaite Guy Braithwaite - Himself - Voluntary Social Worker
David Eversley David Eversley - Himself - GLC Planner
Cyril Mercer Cyril Mercer - Himself - Southwark Housing Manager
John Riches John Riches - Himself - Tenant
Ken Selleck Ken Selleck - Himself - Director of Social Services
John White John White - Himself - Senior Lettings Officer

The Block (1972)

A year after the release of this documentary Chaucer House was demolished.

Patch-repair, aka short-life, properties are the extremely basic properties which has a limited life (these would house homeless families) to the extent that sooner or later the building would be pulled-down for redevelopment. This also means that no money would be spent on the property in the mean time, but tenants' are still expected to except the offer of moving in.