Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 25 March 1959
DURATION | 34 minutes 50 seconds
Denis Mitchell's companion piece to 'Night in the City' follows various conversations during a morning in Liverpool. As children play on bomb sites and in playgrounds, the elderly reminisce about their own childhoods. It's a city still recovering from the Blitz over a decade before, not yet the home of football and music that it would become.
The film features a shot of graffiti that reads "Save the Rosenbergs", a reference to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who in 1953 were tried and executed in the United States for espionage on the flimsiest of evidence.
The people of Liverpool tell stories of their past and present.
What kind of future might 1961 promise to the shipbuilding industry?
Promoting better understanding between social classes and nations.
How class conscious are we? Can Britain ever be a classless society?
How working-class celebrities like Twiggy became fashionable.
A study of how urbanisation has changed working class speech and traditions.
The language of the English working class explored.
Working Men's Clubs send good cheer to the troops in Northern Ireland.
'File on Four' shares the experiences of striking miners in Goldthorpe.
Actor Michael Caine discusses wealth, marriage and ambition.
Why do the working class in Britain die young?
Should unescorted women be allowed into Working Men's Clubs?
Football legend George Best bares his soul about his personal life.
Is it the van or the man inside it at the centre of the battle for British roads?
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