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Has shopping spoiled the British Sunday?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 16:03 UK time, Friday, 28 November 2008

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For The One Show Gyles Brandreth has been investigating what happened to the traditional family Sunday.

Typically, British Sundays were known for being a day of rest, for going to church, for sharing a family meal, and going for a drive to visit relations.

But in 1994 the Sunday Trading Act was passed (as an MP, Gyles voted for it).

And now it can seem that it's the new cathedrals - the shopping malls - that are full, and not the churches.

Has shopping spoiled the British Sunday? Are we poorer for not having a day dedicated to "spiritual refreshment"? Or maybe you think that our Sundays have evolved - that more choice of activity is a good thing? Is there anything wrong with shopping on a Sunday? Tell us, please.

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