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The Eighties

Episode 3 of 4

In the 1980s, more money was spent on homes than ever before, and at the heart of this was a changing role for women.

The series tracking 50 years of lifestyle and homemaking programmes on BBC Two heads into the 1980s. This was the decade when more people would own their homes, when more money was spent on them and more time in them than ever before.

And at the heart of this was a changing role for women, who were joining the workforce in greater numbers, throwing off the shackles of being traditional housewives. It was a time of dizzying domestic change: Ken Hom caused a culinary revolution through his time-saving wok; Jilly Goolden got us drinking wine around the kitchen table; and Keith Floyd took the drudgery out of cooking by making it into entertainment - and as a result got men at the stove for the first time. Not for nothing was no-nonsense dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse, who brought men and dogs alike to heel, one of the icons of the decade.

Narrated by Bake Off's very own no-nonsense Mel Giedroyc.

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Sat 29 Nov 2014 19:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Mel Giedroyc
Producer Steve O'Hagan
Director Steve O'Hagan
Executive Producer Michael Poole
Participant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Participant Eamonn Holmes
Participant Esther Rantzen
Participant Gyles Brandreth
Participant Peter York
Participant Peter Bazalgette
Participant Sophie Robinson
Participant Alan Titchmarsh
Participant Gay Search
Participant Ken Hom
Participant Jilly Goolden
Participant Oz Clarke
Participant Lord Sugar
Participant Antony Worrall Thompson


  • Fri 28 Nov 2014 19:00
  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 18:15
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  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 19:00

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