Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 10 May 1967
DURATION | 29 minutes 8 seconds
This edition of 'Man Alive' is a veritable roll-call of 1960s working-class stars. Here they reveal their thoughts and feelings upon meeting royalty, how accents are now less of a hindrance in establishing credentials, and the ways in which being famous is changing their lives. We also meet Twiggy's very proud and equally down-to-earth mum!
Alan Aldridge, who appears in the programme, created the film poster for Andy Warhol's movie 'Chelsea Girls', for which there was briefly a warrant for his arrest. Justin de Villeneuve, born Nigel Jonathan Davies, enjoyed a "very luxurious war" as an evacuee at the home of JB Priestley, who dined with the children in his care every Sunday night. "There was silver at meal times. It gave me a taste for better things."
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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