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Sun, Sea and Sangria

Reel History of Britain Episode 10 of 20

Melvyn Bragg, accompanied by a vintage mobile cinema, travels across the country, to show incredible footage preserved by the British Film Institute and other national and regional film archives, and tell the history of modern Britain.

This episode comes from Bristol airport and looks back to the 1970s when package holidays really took off and millions of British holidaymakers headed abroad.

Former Pontins entertainer, Paul James remember when this most British of holiday chains first set up camp in the Mediterranean. Jean Pitt and Jane Hosegood talk about what it was like being some of Bristol airport's first package holiday reps. And Stephen Manley-Clarke recounts how his passion for air travel, beginning with his first package holiday, led to a life spent in the air.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Sep 2013 09:40

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMelvyn Bragg
PresenterMelvyn Bragg
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerRuth Pitt
Executive ProducerRuth Pitt