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A Right Royal Knees Up

Reel History of Britain Episode 13 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 Countesthorpe in Leicestershire and looks back to 1977 when a right royal knees-up was taking place all around the country in honour of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Jayne Taylor and Linda Leeke relive the day they travelled to London and made the headlines, royal biographer Hugo Vickers reveals how he helped to get the party started and former beauty-queen Nicky Grossman comes face to face with her younger self.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Feb 2017 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterMelvyn Bragg
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerRuth Pitt