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Mass Culture

Episode 4 of 5

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 January 2013

Melvyn Bragg considers how technology and increasing access to education made possible the rise of a true mass culture in the twentieth century. He examines how the rise of cinema and photography opened the cultural realms to millions, and how our understanding of what culture is, and what it's for, was transformed by the work of scholars such as Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams.

Producer: Thomas Morris.



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