Chute

Dylan Winter investigates the role of chutes in the modern world, from building sites and shops to high rise blocks and transport.

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01Not Just For Fun20060313

Dylan Winter investigates the role of chutes in the modern world, from building sites and shops to high rise blocks and transport.

Chutes play a role in our lives from birth to death.

Dylan charts the origins of chutes and discovers them everywhere from education to entertainment.

02Elephants And Burgers20060314

Chutes help to define the industries in which they are used.

Dylan visits a building site with an 'Elephant Chute' and a fast food restaurant with a burger chute.

03Pneumatic Chutes20060315

Victorians loved them, supermarkets and banks still use them.

Dylan visits the oldest pneumatic chute in the country - used to send money around a shop - and finds out why this 19th-century technology has lasted so long.

04Escape Chutes20060316

The airline industry has used escape chutes for as long as there have been passengers on planes.

Dylan finds out how they could also finally find a place in the home.

05 LASTAt The End Of The Day20060317

Dylan investigates how chutes are used in daily life and in death.