Get It On 70-72

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Duration: 1 hour

Historian Dominic Sandbrook presents the 1970s as a vital and exciting era in which the old Britain of the post-war years was transformed into the nation we see around us today.

Sandbrook is as interested in how ordinary people were changing Britain as he is in politicians. In this episode, he reveals a country brimming with aspiration as millions get on the property ladder, take their first foreign holidays and start to challenge the old class boundaries to their lives. It was a decade in which ordinary British people first felt the thrill of freedom and money, but Sandbrook shows us it was also a decade in which raging conflicts about the economy and Europe loomed large.

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  • Long-haired miners, 1971

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    As the trend for long hair spread from the stars of Top of The Pops to the men in the pits, new Health and Safety initiatives were introduced to prevent fashionable young men having accidents at work. In 1971 BBC Look North had this report.

Credits

Presenter
Dominic Sandbrook
Presenter
Dominic Sandbrook
Series Producer
Steve Condie
Series Producer
Steve Condie
Director
Fatima Salaria
Director
Fatima Salaria
Executive Producer
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer
Dominic Crossley-Holland

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