Summary:In this new 4 part series, award-winning author and historian Professor Peter Hennessy sets out to find out what has become of Britain and the British. On his journey of discovery he unlocks memories of those who lived through the country's transformation during the 1940s and 1950s, and opens previously closed doors on Britain's secret past. In tonight's first episode, he recaptures the confidence and hope in which the NHS and the WELFARE STATE were launched, major industries like COAL were NATIONALISE, and full EMPLOYMENT was achieved.
Description:HISTORICAL SERIES EXAMINING POST WAR BRITAIN,STARTING WITH THE PERIOD 1945-1961. PRESENTED BY PETER HENNESSY.