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

Woman's Hour | 1000th Edition

Which qualities helped to make an 'ideal' 1950s wife?

CHANNEL | The Light Programme

RECORDED | 11 May 1950

DURATION | 4 minutes 33 seconds

RECORDED

1950

Synopsis

Four husbands discuss whether they would like to have more than one wife and, in doing so, reveal many of their thoughts about the limitations of women. A further conversation about charm and glamour suggests that the most important feminine quality might be a willingness to pay attention to men. Pioneering DIY presenters Barry Bucknell and WP Matthew take part in this supposedly tongue-in-cheek debate.

Contributors

Evelyn Gibbs
Presenter
Barry Bucknell
Contributor
Francis Elwick
Contributor
MacDonald Hastings
Contributor
WP Matthew
Contributor

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