Airport (1998)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Sociology, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Nettles narrates this three-part BBC-produced documentary miniseries about London's Heathrow Airport. Cameras captured both travelers and employees. In one section of the airport, a British Airways trainer gives recruits a lesson in emergency exit procedures. Elsewhere, VIP chief Anita Newcourt prepares for Queen Elizabeth's first commercial flight. Middle-aged paparazzo Dennis Stone photographs celebrities (Joan Collins, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Mick Jagger) passing through, while customs officers Cath Hall and Garth Powell keep on the lookout for narcotics. Totaling three hours, the miniseries features flight delays, phobic passengers, smugglers, a heart-attack victim, missing kids, and lost luggage. Taped in London by BBC Television, the documentary premiered in the United States July 9, 1998 on PBS.

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airport, celebrity, drugs, employee, luggage, passenger, smuggling, traveling