Melvyn Bragg on class: 'Snobbery is pathetic'
24 February 2012 Last updated at 12:42 GMT
Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg says people now define themselves from their interests and professions rather than identifying with class.
Lord Bragg set out to examine the connection between class and culture in a new three part television series.
"Class is still there but it is much much less important, " he said.
Class and Culture will be Broadcast on Friday 24 February, BBC Two, 9pm.