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Episode 1

John Prescott has been obsessed with class his whole life. After 40 years in Westminster, John and Pauline Prescott embark on a journey through the British class system to see if class still exists, whether it's still relevant and, if so, what does class look like in Britain today?

In this thought-provoking two-part series, John meets people at the top, middle and bottom of the ladder and tries to work out where he fits into this brave new world of class. He meets the chattering classes at Hay on Wye and rubs shoulders with the upwardly mobile at Henley Regatta. From lords and ladies to chavs and pikeys, John realises things aren't quite what they once were.

From working class ship steward to deputy prime minister, John's experience of social mobility has been an extraordinary one. His own rise through the class system is illustrated with previously unseen personal archive footage as we get Prezza's eye view of class in the UK today.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 22 Nov 2008 01:25
BBC One Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Prescott