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The Golden Age of Liners

Timeshift, Series 9 Episode 2 of 9

Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into the golden age of ocean liners, finding out how these great ships made such a mark on the popular imagination and why they continue to enchant to this day.

Paul's voyage takes him around Britain and reveals a story of design, politics, propaganda, Hollywood glamour and tragedy. Along the way, he uncovers some amazing survivals from the liners of the past - a cinema in Scotland built from the interiors of the SS Homeric, a house in Poole in which cabins from the Mauretania are lovingly preserved - as well as the design inspiration behind the first great liners.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 14 Dec 2016 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Atterbury
Executive ProducerMichael Poole
ProducerRachel Jardine
Series ProducerJohn Das