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A New Dawn

Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He finds the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria and enjoying the bawdy pleasures of music hall.

In the first of a six-part series, Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He finds the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria, fighting an intractable war against the Boers in South Africa, enjoying the bawdy pleasures of music hall and worrying about the physical and moral strength of the working class.

There are stories of political intrigue between David Lloyd George and his arch-enemy Joseph Chamberlain, as well as the beginning of the struggle for women's suffrage. Plus an account of the day Mr Rolls met Mr Royce and kicked off a revolution in motoring.

With powerful archive and vivid anecdotes, Andrew gets to the heart of Edwardian Britain. He brings to life Britain's struggle to maintain its imperial power in the world in the years before the First World War.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 3 Jan 2018 01:30

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:23

    Circus Roncalli Zirkusgeschichten

    Volker Rosin "In Rocallis Zirkuswelt"

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Writer Andrew Marr
Director Robin Dashwood
Producer Robin Dashwood
Series Producer Chris Granlund

Broadcasts

  • Wed 28 Oct 2009 20:00
  • Wed 28 Oct 2009 21:00
  • Fri 30 Oct 2009 19:00
  • Wed 6 Jan 2010 02:45
  • Wed 3 Mar 2010 23:50
  • Mon 24 Feb 2014 13:45
  • Mon 8 Dec 2014 16:25
  • Thu 10 Aug 2017 21:00
  • Tue 2 Jan 2018 20:00
  • Wed 3 Jan 2018 01:30