Holiday (1977) This clip is taken from an episode of Holiday looking at families who spend their holidays in Salcombe, Devon.
In Reel History of Britain, Melvyn Bragg explores British life from the 1900s to the late 1970s through incredible archive films. Travel back in time across the decades with the BBC films below, and Hands on History activities, to learn more about:
In this extract, holidaymakers compare the experience of visiting Blackpool with going to Benidorm.
Several families are interviewed about spending their holidays in Salcombe, Devon.
Taken from the Near and Far series, this extract follows a family preparing to go on holiday to Guernsey.
A clip from BBC News showing a couple on holiday with their caravan. This extract has no audio.
Crowds of people use various modes of transport to get to their holiday destination in this item. This extract has no audio.
People travelling during the Whitsun holiday, after the end of petrol rationing. This extract has no audio.
Taken from the Tuesday Documentary series this item looks at people who have saved money by building their own home.
The Ulster Mirror series gives a snapshot of life in 1955 on the Northern Ireland Housing Trust estate at Rathcoole.
The Money Programme focuses on slum housing, its demolition and the council flats being built as a replacement.
This item shows a family in their new home provided by the slums re-housing organisation, Shelter. This extract has no audio.
Taken from the programme Twilight Zone, reporter Michael Barrett looks at the state of housing in Birmingham.
From the series Housing and Home this item shows how housing co-operatives have helped ordinary people achieve their dream homes.
This clip shows views from practicing teachers about education.
This footage shows what school life use to be like and the lessons pupils attended. The date of the footage is unknown and has no audio.
BBC News reports on the effect on schools of potential cuts in government grants to local education authorities.
Filmed at Houston Primary School in Scotland this clip shows a typical school day.
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Through archive film Melvyn Bragg brings alive a social history of 20th Century Britain.
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Join 10-year-old Eric as he is evacuated to the country during WWII. Watch the animation