Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 29 January 1985
DURATION | 28 minutes 39 seconds
In this interview from 1985, Michael Caine chats with William Davies about his life and success now he's a star on both sides of the Atlantic. Caine explains why his working-class background has made it important to him to feel secure about money and why he feels he could never cope with being poor again. He also describes why having an equal partnership in marriage is just one of the reasons why he feels he's had a happy life.
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