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Historian Dominic Sandbrook explores the 1970s. He reveals a Britain brimming with aspiration as ordinary people first felt the thrill of freedom and money.

Historian Dominic Sandbrook presents the 1970s as a vital and exciting era in which the old Britain of the post-war years was transformed into the nation we see around us today.

Sandbrook is as interested in how ordinary people were changing Britain as he is in politicians. In this episode, he reveals a country brimming with aspiration as millions get on the property ladder, take their first foreign holidays and start to challenge the old class boundaries to their lives. It was a decade in which ordinary British people first felt the thrill of freedom and money, but Sandbrook shows us it was also a decade in which raging conflicts about the economy and Europe loomed large.

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Sat 28 Sep 2013 20:00

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Music Played

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

  • Mott the Hoople

    All The Young Dudes

  • The Supremes

    Automatically Sunshine

  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    Band On The Run

  • Timothy & Rupert Farthing


  • Badfinger

    Come and Get It

  • Steely Dan

    Do It Again

  • Dave & Ansel Collins

    Double Barrel

  • David Essex

    Gonna Make You A Star

  • Joni Mitchell

    Help Me

  • Argent

    Hold Your Head Up

  • Todd Rundgren

    I Saw the Light

  • Python Lee Jackson

    In a Broken Dream (feat. Rod Stewart)

  • David Bowie

    John, I'm Only Dancing

  • The Doors

    Light My Fire

  • Bread

    Make It With You

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Memories of Madrid

  • George Harrison

    My Sweet Lord

  • David Bowie

    Oh! You Pretty Things

  • Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Our House

  • Hawkwind

    Silver Machine

  • Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

    Spreadin' Honey

  • Led Zeppelin

    Stairway To Heaven

  • David Bowie


  • Yes

    Starship Trooper

  • Nick Drake


  • Bobby Hebb


  • The 5th Dimension

    Sunshine Of Your Love

  • Supertramp


  • Focus


  • Marc Bolan

    Teenage Dream

  • Tim & Rupert Farthing

    Turned Out Nice

  • Yusuf Islam

    Wild World

  • The Who

    Won't Get Fooled Again


Role Contributor
Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Series Producer Steve Condie
Series Producer Steve Condie
Director Fatima Salaria
Director Fatima Salaria
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland


  • Mon 16 Apr 2012 21:00
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  • Thu 10 May 2012 03:05
  • Sat 28 Sep 2013 20:00