A look at various roads from Roman times to present day.
Library footage from 40 years ago of horses and carts driving through Bank in London. This is compared to present day to show how the roads have changed. A map shows how roads started with dirt tracks when people made a path through from their huts to the stream. M/S's of new Burma road built during the war.
A map shows Roman roads across Britain. Another map shows the long Appian way in Italy, newspaper article announces it was shelled in the war. A map shows the progress of Sir Stenson Cook's project of linking Europe with Asia via one long road. Possibilities for future roads include neon tubes which glow in the dark. Joe Noble draws cartoon suggesting moving roads so vehicles wouldn't need wheels. Aerial shot of road disguised to harmonise with the surrounding countryside. Montage shots of roads.