Clip description Keywords
A personal reply to Enoch Powell’s speech
A personal reply to Enoch Powell’s speech

Duration: 03:15

Michael Heseltine argues in favour of British peoples' tolerance towards immigrants.

 
A voyage  to the site where Titanic sank
A voyage to the site where Titanic sank

Duration: 01:49

A voyage to the site where Titanic sank.

 
An athlete describes her experiences at the London Olympics, 1948 (audio)
An athlete describes her experiences at the London Olympics, 1948 (audio)

Duration: 08:59

London in the summer of 1948 was still pitted with bomb damage, and its inhabitants were still short of food and clothing. But for high-jumper Dorothy Tyler it was two weeks of fun.

 
Arriving in Britain on Windrush and finding somewhere to live
Arriving in Britain on Windrush and finding somewhere to live

Duration: 01:44

One man describes how he tried to rent a room in the UK, having arrived on the ship Empire Windrush.

 
Asian youth's perspective in the 60s
Asian youth's perspective in the 60s

Duration: 03:47

Two young Asians are interviewed about their views and experiences.

 
Black Power in the UK
Black Power in the UK

Duration: 03:42

The impact American activism and people like Malcolm X had on young people in Britain.

 
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival

Duration: 01:03

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival, 26th August 1984

 
Dispersal Policy in London, 1970
Dispersal Policy in London, 1970

Duration: 02:34

A policy of 'busing' is introduced among primary school children in Southhall, London, as the Asian community reaches 30-40% of the local population.

 
Divorce and men bringing up children
Divorce and men bringing up children

Duration: 01:48

Some men recognised housework and bringing up children was a full time job.

 
Enoch Powell’s speech, 1968
Enoch Powell’s speech, 1968

Duration: 03:08

Enoch Powell's 1968 speech and reactions to it.

 
Everyday discrimination
Everyday discrimination

Duration: 02:41

Young people describe their experiences of discrimination in 1960s Britain.

 
Expansion of universities in the 1960s
Expansion of universities in the 1960s

A excerpt from a documentary about the construction of new universities in the 1960s.

 
Exploring the Wreck of the Titanic
Exploring the Wreck of the Titanic

Duration: 0:41

Exploring the wreck of the Titanic - bow, deck and radio room.

 
Footage of Titanic's engine area
Footage of Titanic's engine area

Duration: 01:42

Silent underwater footage of the engine area of the wreck of the Titanic.

 
Footage of Titanic's First Class area
Footage of Titanic's First Class area

Duration: 02:15

Silent underwater footage of the First Class area of the Titanic.

 
Footage of Titanic's mast
Footage of Titanic's mast

Duration: 02:03

Silent footage of the mast area of Titanic.

 
How the Iron Lady changed her voice
How the Iron Lady changed her voice

Duration: 03:10

Michael Cockerell explains how the actor Laurence Olivier, and TV producer Gordon Reece, persuaded Margaret Thatcher to visit a voice coach.

 
Introduction to divers planning to visit Titanic's wreck
Introduction to divers planning to visit Titanic's wreck

Duration: 01:27

Mike McKimm introduces some of his fellow travellers planning to dive down and see the wreck of the Titanic.

 
Jamaicans arrive in Britain, 1948
Jamaicans arrive in Britain, 1948

Duration: 00:55

The arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, in 1948.

 
Keep London moving with immigrant labour in the 1950s
Keep London moving with immigrant labour in the 1950s

Duration: 02:36

A shortage of workers forces London Transport to rely on immigration to keep the buses moving from the 1950s onwards.

 
Margaret Thatcher quits as Prime Minister in 1990
Margaret Thatcher quits as Prime Minister in 1990

Duration: 03:41

Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo assesses Mrs Thatcher's resignation as Prime Minister and tearful departure from Number 10. He and his former colleagues recall the events and their emotional responses to it.

 
Memorials from Titanic; a grave and a plaque.
Memorials from Titanic; a grave and a plaque.

Duration: 01:04

Presenter Mike McKimm visits the grave of a fireman from Belfast.

 
Mods and Rockers
Mods and Rockers

Duration: 08:06

Interviews with several Mods and Rockers in the 1960s.

 
Musical 'Hair' premieres in London, 1968 (audio)
Musical 'Hair' premieres in London, 1968 (audio)

Duration: 08:59

A member of the cast of 'Hair' remembers what it was like to perform in the show in 1968.

 
Notting Hill race riots
Notting Hill race riots

Duration: 02:53

A look at racially-inspired attacks on immigrants to the UK.

 
Princess Elizabeth visits Liverpool and Manchester, 1949
Princess Elizabeth visits Liverpool and Manchester, 1949

Duration: 05:23

A warm Lancashire welcome for the Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh as they visit Liverpool and Manchester in 1949.

 
Race Relations Act
Race Relations Act

Duration: 02:22

Legislation to remove discrimination against minorities in the UK.

 
Reactions of South Africans to Sharpeville
Reactions of South Africans to Sharpeville

Duration: 03:29

A brief synopsis of events at Sharpeville is followed by an indication of the potential significance of what happened there. The report then seeks the views of white South Africans living in London.

 
Reflection on immigration to the UK
Reflection on immigration to the UK

Duration: 01:14

Immigrants discuss the changes that have taken place during their life in Britain.

 
Reflections on seeing the wreck of Titanic.
Reflections on seeing the wreck of Titanic.

Duration: 02:09

Mike McKimm and members of the diving crew reflect on the Titanic's wreckage and decaying state on the seabed.

 
Restricted entry to the UK
Restricted entry to the UK

Duration: 01:18

Former British Home Secretary James Callaghan explains the reasoning behind the 1968 Race Relations Act.

 
Skinheads and Greasers
Skinheads and Greasers

Duration: 02:26

Interviews with several Skinheads and Hell's Angels.

 
Teddy Boy lifestyle
Teddy Boy lifestyle

Duration: 04:40

The lifestyle of Teddy Boys and the public reaction to them.

 
Teenage life in West Norwood in the 1950s
Teenage life in West Norwood in the 1950s

Duration: 04:19

Interview with 15 year old Diane in the 1950s.

 
The age of the teenager
The age of the teenager

Duration: 03:07

Several people who were teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s are interviewed.

 
The great British bank holiday
The great British bank holiday

Duration: 03:46

How the British have celebrated bank holidays since 1945.

 
The Hippie movement
The Hippie movement

Duration: 05:47

The hippie movement in the 1960s.

 
The rise and rise of Mrs.Thatcher before becoming Prime Minister
The rise and rise of Mrs.Thatcher before becoming Prime Minister

Duration: 23:43

Valerie Singleton hosts a discussion with Margaret Thatcher, then Minister for Education, in which she outlines her own theories about why so few women enter politics and expresses doubt that she will see a female Prime Minister in her lifetime.

 
Titanic victim's grand-daughter visits his grave for the first time
Titanic victim's grand-daughter visits his grave for the first time

Duration: 3'11

Margery Wilson goes to Canada to visit the grave of her grandfather, a ship's stoker who was killed on the Titanic.

 
Ugandan Asians arrive in Britain.
Ugandan Asians arrive in Britain.

Duration: 02:56

Ugandan Asians arrive to a warm welcome in Britain, and are given lots of help and support.

 
Weighted transponders sink to the seabed to help locate Titanic's wreck
Weighted transponders sink to the seabed to help locate Titanic's wreck

Duration: 00:55

Transponders are dropped to the ocean floor to help locate the wreck of the Titanic.

 
West Indian immigrants' first impressions of the UK
West Indian immigrants' first impressions of the UK

Duration: 04:02

Migrants describe their initial experiences of Britain.

 
West Indian immigration to the UK in the 1950s
West Indian immigration to the UK in the 1950s

Duration: 01:50

Views of West Indians who decided to emmigrate to the UK after the Second World War.

 
White views of immigrants to the UK
White views of immigrants to the UK

Duration: 02:46

White people explain their views and thoughts of immigrants arring in Britain.

 
Youth clubs in the 1950s
Youth clubs in the 1950s

Duration: 03:23

An excerpt from a documentary about youth clubs from the 1950s.

 

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