1975: MAN vs MACHINE Street Sweeper Challenge | Tomorrow’s World

Old UK

Michael Rodd pits Charlie – a veteran street sweeper with a spotless track record – against a new-fangled street sweeping machine, which is claimed to be capable of sweeping more efficiently and quickly than carrying out the job by hand. Can Charlie strike a vital blow against the machines for humankind, or is this abominable contraption about to render us all (with the possible exception of its driver) obsolete?

Credit BBC Archive