A documentary history of the city of Bangkok from it's foundation at the end of the 18th century up to the last quarter of the twentieth. The film was shot in 1973 when Thailand was on the cusp of it's astounding development into the vibrant and astonishingly modern city it now is. Malcolm Hossick has had a long association with Thailand; he taught the children of the present king and married a Thai and to this day counts many Thais among his closest friends and sees Thailand as his second home. He learned the craft of Film making in the BBC and this was one of his first efforts to bring a knowledge of Thailand to the outside world.
Drawing on old maps, contemporary drawings and paintings, portraits and other archive material, the excellent Famous Authors series not only presents a factual outline of the writer's life, but also conveys a clear visual picture of the social and historical background to his or her writing. Recommended for all ages. --The Good Book Guide