Getting Down To Business
Images of Britain showing the entrepreneurial spirit
Bankers at the Lord Mayor's show, Show The Hidden Strength (1967)
Floats representing the banking industries in the annual Lord Mayor’s Show.
London market trade, Market Place (1959)
London market trader from the film Market Place (1959) narrated by Sid James.
Miniskirt Raincoats, The Big Sell (1968)
Models wearing raincoats as part of a government sponsored promotion of British exports.
Gregory Peck at London Airport, All in a Day’s Work (1968)
Gregory Peck signs an autograph at London Airport.
London Stock Exchange, Shares in Tomorrow (1961)
Face-to-face share dealing by traders and clerks at the London Stock Exchange.
Machine Brushing Dentures
Toothbrushes undergoing quality control in the film Testing Time (1960)
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3/10 The British economy at a time when industry faced ever-increasing competition from abroad.
First broadcast: 20 Nov 2012