Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 24 February 1980
DURATION | 1 minutes 01 seconds
Clubs in Hemel Hempstead, Newcastle and St Austell get together to show support for soldiers serving in Northern Ireland by sending them 6000 cans of beer. This short news item shows the gift being presented to a grateful Major George Preston who hastens to add that his men are restricted to two drinks a day.
British troops were first deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland in 1969 and remained there until 2007.
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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