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100th anniversary of old age pensions is celebrated
100th anniversary of old age pensions is celebrated

Duration: 01:28

The Old Age Pensions Act of 1908 is celebrated at a museum in Durham.

 
Bad housing in Scotland, 1880-1939
Bad housing in Scotland, 1880-1939

Duration: 01:40

A review of the main issues facing many Scots who lived in the region's major cities, 1880-1939.

 
Comprehensive education
Comprehensive education

Duration: 05:29

Alan WhicKer investigates whether the new comprehensive system encourages all students to mix together or reduces all students to the same level.

 
Council housing in the 1920s and 1930s
Council housing in the 1920s and 1930s

Duration: 00:46

A brief review of improvements to Scottish housing that took place in the 1920s and 1930s.

 
Different views of Chartism
Different views of Chartism

Duration: 03:12

Simon Schama explains the demands of the Chartists - many of which we enjoy now - and how the Chartists faced a huge show of military strength.

 
Government and public health, 1875-1906
Government and public health, 1875-1906

Duration: 04:39

The failings of the late 19th century Public Health Acts and the Liberal reforms of 1906.

 
Great technological change
Great technological change

Duration: 02:58

A description of basic conditions in homes in the early 20th century.

 
Growth of Scottish cities
Growth of Scottish cities

Duration: 00:40

Brief review of urbanisation of Scotland in the 19th and early 20th century.

 
Health care for all in 1948
Health care for all in 1948

Duration: 04:49

The journey from the 1911 National Insurance Act, which allowed more people to access healthcare, through to the start of the National Health Service in 1948.

 
How did the Tredegar workmen's medical aid society inspire the National Health Service?
How did the Tredegar workmen's medical aid society inspire the National Health Service?

Duration: 04:59

The Tredegar Workmen's Medical Aid Society was the inspiration behind the National Health Service. The town developed a fund to provide a comprehensive system of health care for workers, their wives and their children.

 
How were victims of scarlet fever cared for before the NHS?
How were victims of scarlet fever cared for before the NHS?

Duration: 01:15

Scarlet fever caused great fear and victims were unlikely to survive. A former patient describes the experience of diagnosis and isolation before the National Health Service was created.

 
Introduction of the comprehensive school system
Introduction of the comprehensive school system

Duration: 02:18

Members of the public from London and Bristol give their opinions on the comprehensive school system.

 
Introduction of the comprehensive system
Introduction of the comprehensive system

Duration: 06:05

Anthony Sampson's report into the new comprehensive education.

 
Introduction of the National Health Service
Introduction of the National Health Service

Duration: 00:53

Brief review of the effects of the introduction of the National Health Service in Scotland.

 
Persistence of poverty 1900-1939
Persistence of poverty 1900-1939

Duration: 03:34

Governments attempts to tackle poverty in Britain throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

 
Poverty in our society
Poverty in our society

Duration: 04:29

Examining changes in attitude to poverty. It is no longer just about money but also about lack of opportunity.

 
Problem of poverty in early 20th century Britain
Problem of poverty in early 20th century Britain

Duration: 03:38

A look at the gap between the richest and the poorest in Britain in the early 1900s.

 
Rural Welsh villages in the 1960s
Rural Welsh villages in the 1960s

Duration: 01:07

Two old men ponder the nature of time, with archive footage of the Rhondda Valley of the 1960s.

 
Technology, industry and education
Technology, industry and education

Duration: 03:46

Different experiences of girls and boys in the comprehensive education system and the rationale for the creation of technical colleges.

 
The birth of the welfare state
The birth of the welfare state

Duration: 03:07

The birth of the welfare state and the Beveridge report of 1942.

 
The class system in 1914 Britain
The class system in 1914 Britain

Duration: 04:26

An illustrated report on the class system in Britain in 1914 with an emphasis on the unequal distribution of wealth.

 
What was the experience of birth like for the middle class before the National Health Service?
What was the experience of birth like for the middle class before the National Health Service?

Duration: 02:34

A family home movie from 1935 shows how the middle class used their wealth to face childbirth with a doctor rather than a midwife. Much is learned about the value of status in the period.

 
Why didn’t diphtheria immunisation begin in Britain until the 1940s?
Why didn’t diphtheria immunisation begin in Britain until the 1940s?

Duration: 03:53

Diphtheria was a very common condition and one of the leading causes of death in children but measures to resolve this were ignored until World War Two.

 

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