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Series on 1960s British life continues by looking at how we tackled housing shortages, rebuilt cities and met the expectations of an increasingly affluent nation.

Archive-based series on British life in the 1960s continues with an episode devoted to some of the most monumental challenges of the post-war period - how to tackle desperate housing shortages, rebuild shattered cities and meet the rising expectations of an increasingly affluent and consumerist nation. As these films show, 1960s Britain embraced ambitious solutions by building high-rise homes in our cities and New Towns in the country.

First shown: 8.30pm 17 Sep 2013

Available for 18 days Duration 30 mins

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