Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | Radio 3
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 December 1967
DURATION | 44 minutes 12 seconds
The first of two programmes in which Jeremy Seabrook in Northamptonshire examines the effect of moving from a rural to urban environment on the way people talk and think. Through interviews with elderly residents of the area, we hear about people's childhood in the 19th century and first hand accounts of World War One.
Northamptonshire has 2,000 miles of footpaths and is famous for its picture postcard villages. One of these, Aynho, the 'apricot village', is so known because at one time the squires here would accept apricots in payment for rent.
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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