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Knitting's Golden Age

Fabric of Britain Episode 1 of 3

Documentary exploring how knitting rose from basic craft to the height of popular fashion in the 20th century. It's a craft that has given us scratchy jumpers, sexy bathing costumes and the infamous poodle loo cover, has sustained Britain through the hardships of war and shown a mother's love to generations of little ones. Today, knitwear has become a staple of every wardrobe thanks to a prince's golfing taste, The Beatles and 80s breakfast television. Warm-hearted and surprising, this is the story of the people's craft, and a very British one at that.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 1 Mar 2018 02:00


Role Contributor
NarratorRebecca Front
ProducerGeorgina Leslie
DirectorGeorgina Leslie
Executive ProducerBasil Comely

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