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The 1951 Festival of Britain: A Brave New World

Set against the post war period of debt, austerity and rationing, the 1951 Festival of Britain showed how to carve out a bright new future through design and ingenuity, while still having fun. Told by the people who made it happen and making use of some previously unseen colour footage, this is the story of how an extraordinary event changed Britain forever.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 24 Sep 2011 20:15


Role Contributor
ProducerJulian Hendy
DirectorJulian Hendy
Executive ProducerMichael Proudfoot
Executive ProducerPeter Grimsdale