Marriage in the 1950s and 60s | From wedding vows to happily ever after?

Marriage Today | An Excellent Mystery?

Is marriage out of date or does it still have relevance in modern society?

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 14 October 1964

DURATION | 40 minutes 54 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1964

Synopsis

Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson lead the way in this revealing documentary that looks into the future of marriage. Experts, including renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead, give their views on how marriage is adapting to our changing society. Meanwhile, students, young people and members of an 'old folks' club' relate their experiences and opinions of marriage in terms that range from the romantic to the self-consciously modern.

Did you know?

Sybil Thorndike was a renowned British theatre actress who received particular acclaim for her performance in the title role of George Bernard Shaw's 'Saint Joan', which was written for her.

Contributors

Tim Matthews
Presenter
Lewis Casson
Contributor
Glen Cavaliero
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Margaret Mead
Contributor
Margaret Puxon
Contributor
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