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Them and Us 1964 -1980

Episode 2 of 4

In the second of this series on the history of work, Kirsty Young looks at the years in which the post-war baby boom generation joined the workforce.

In the second of this series on the history of work, Kirsty Young looks at the years in which the post-war baby boom generation joined the workforce, from the buoyant optimism of the 60s to the union versus management conflicts of the 70s.

The programme combines first hand recollection from workers with colourful comedy, drama and documentary archive from the period. While work was often divided between them and us, it was also a time when managers were getting sharper, women were given more responsibility and lots of people were making real money.

59 minutes

Music Played

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

  • The Who

    The Rock

  • St. Spirit

    Taurus

  • Nick Drake

    One Of These Things First

  • Phil Upchurch

    Crosstown Traffic

  • Nick Drake

    Bryter Layter

  • Pink Floyd

    Time

  • Al Kooper

    I Say A Little Prayer

  • Bruce Forsyth

    I'm Backing Britain

  • Isaac Hayes

    Walk On By

  • Jethro Tull

    Living In The Past

  • The Alan Parsons Project

    The Gold Bug

  • Steve Miller Band

    Fly Like An Eagle

  • John Lennon

    Power To The People

  • Average White Band

    Work To Do

  • David Bowie

    A New Career In A New Town

  • St. Spirit

    Space Child

  • Al Kooper

    Wives And Lovers

  • Al Stewart

    Year Of The Cat

  • David Bowie

    Speed Of Life

  • The Andrea True Connection

    More More More

  • Gang of Four

    Anthrax

  • The Alan Parsons Project

    I Robot

  • The Associates

    Party Fears Two

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Presenter Kirsty Young
Director Steve Condie
Director Steve Condie
Series Producer Steve Condie
Series Producer Steve Condie
Executive Producer Darren Kemp
Executive Producer Darren Kemp

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