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Doomwatch 73-74

Episode 2 of 4

Historian Dominic Sandbrook explores the 1970s. He looks at the impact of a fast-changing world on British life and the effects of the oil price hike of the 70s.

Historian Dominic Sandbrook takes viewers on an eye-opening and refreshing journey deep into the 1970s, a decade where the old Britain of the post-war years was transformed into the nation of today.

This episode looks at the impact of a fast changing world on British life and how Britain could no longer pretend to be an island nation that stood apart. Dominic explores the effects of the oil price hike of the 70s and of rampant inflation on Britain's living standards. He also looks at how many British people were choosing to live different kinds of lives embracing everything from environmentally aware lifestyles to the sexual revolution.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 5 Oct 2013 21:00


Music Played

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

  • Bob Dylan

    A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

  • James & Bobby Purify

    Morning Glory

  • Brotherhood of Man

    Happy Ever After

  • Led Zeppelin


  • Stevie Wonder

    Too High

  • Ann Peebles

    I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

  • The O’Jays

    For the Love of Money

  • Average White Band

    Pick Up the Pieces

  • John Cale

    The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy

  • Led Zeppelin

    No Quarter

  • The Sweet


  • Slade

    Merry Xmas Everybody

  • Tangerine Dream

    Sequent C

  • Manfred Mann

    Father of Day, Father of Night

  • Kraftwerk


  • Nick Drake

    Cello Song

  • Roxy Music


  • Gato Barbieri

    Last Tango

  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

    The Faith Healer

  • Jimi Hendrix

    Machine Gun

  • David Bowie

    Sound And Vision

  • Pink Floyd


  • Led Zeppelin

    Ten Years Gone

  • Johnny Pate

    Shaft In Africa

  • Led Zeppelin

    No Quarter

  • Isaac Hayes


  • King Earl Boogie Band

    Bad Storm Coming

  • Suzi Quatro

    Devil Gate Drive

  • Keith Jarrett

    In the Light

  • Leo Sayer

    Another Year


Role Contributor
Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Series Producer Steve Condie
Series Producer Steve Condie
Director Mary Crisp
Director Mary Crisp
Producer Mary Crisp
Producer Mary Crisp
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland


  • Mon 23 Apr 2012 21:00
  • Wed 9 May 2012 23:20
  • Wed 9 May 2012 23:50
  • Thu 17 May 2012 01:35
  • Sat 5 Oct 2013 21:00