The Golden Age of Liners

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Timeshift, Series 9 Episode 2 of 9

Duration: 1 hour

Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into the golden age of ocean liners, finding out how these great ships made such a mark on the popular imagination and why they continue to enchant to this day.

Paul's voyage takes him around Britain and reveals a story of design, politics, propaganda, Hollywood glamour and tragedy. Along the way, he uncovers some amazing survivals from the liners of the past - a cinema in Scotland built from the interiors of the SS Homeric, a house in Poole in which cabins from the Mauretania are lovingly preserved - as well as the design inspiration behind the first great liners.

Credits

Presenter
Paul Atterbury
Executive Producer
Michael Poole
Producer
Rachel Jardine
Producer
John Das

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