What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005)

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Named after a 1970s West Ham goalkeeper, What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? is a dreamy snapshot of the Lower Lea Valley and is an oral history of a part of London that is being developed to house the 2012 Olympic Games. This eastern fringe, the capital's last remaining wilderness, represents an unruly kind of beauty. The overgrown, tumbledown roughscape of pylons, dirty canals and industrial warehouses that it offers is the antithesis of the slicked-up, gentrified city that boom-time London is in danger of becoming.

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