A triple DVD set.
BRITAIN IN THE 1940s
Britain in the 40s tells the story of this turbulent decade and the remarkable fortitude of the British people during and after the war through the eyes of the newsreel cameras. From the horror and destruction of The Blitz in 1941 to the marriage of Princess Elizabeth to the dashing Prince Philip in 1947, we take a nostalgic and sentimental journey back to how we lived and the way we were 60 years ago.
BRITAIN IN THE 1950s
This programme presents an affectionate look at the way we were in the 1950s: the way we dressed, laughed (and cried) even the way we holidayed. We also focus on the events that shook the world during the decade: the death of George VI in 1952 heralding a new Queen, Elizabeth II, and her Coronation in 1953; the conquering of Everest: the first four-minute mile; the last woman to be hanged in Britain; and the tragic Munich Air Disaster.
BRITAIN IN THE 1960s
The 1960s were a decade of massive change in Britain. From Beatlemania to the violent anti-war protests in Grosvenor Square, the major news stories of the period are shown using rarely seen material. The result is a unique glimpse of the history of Britain during the Swinging Sixties when Britain was at the centre of so much that was new and exciting, from the boutiques of Carnaby Street to the launch of Concorde.
Each DVD has been available separately.