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The British Family Episode 1 of 4

Kirsty Young begins a history of how British families have changed since the Second World War by looking at marriage.

Using vibrant archive footage and bittersweet interviews, she examines how, from the 1940s to the late 1960s, marriage was transformed from a sometimes stifling institution into a more equal relationship. She discovers that although many marriages are now happier, the growing tide of divorce continues unstemmed.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 1 Apr 2010 00:25
BBC Two Northern Ireland, Scotland only

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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
DirectorHelen Nixon
ProducerHelen Nixon
ProducerSteve Condie
Executive ProducerTom Giles
Executive ProducerLouise Norman