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Melvyn down the pit

Duration: 03:14

Melvyn Bragg takes a tour of the Big Pit Museum in South Wales to see what conditions were like for 1930s miners.

Available since: Fri 26 Aug 2011

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Reel History of Britain Britain's Black Diamonds

4/20 In South Wales, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1930s and salutes Britain's coal miners.

First broadcast: 08 Sep 2011

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