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The 1940s, 50s and 60s

One family time-travels through six decades of festive nostalgia. A wartime Christmas has the Robshaws embracing the 'make do and mend' spirit of the era.

A wartime Christmas has the Robshaws embracing the 'make do and mend' spirit for presents (carrot fudge anyone?) and they sit down to unrationed ox heart and a Christmas pudding made primarily of grated potato. The 50s brings ham with tinned peaches, canapes, cocktails and the first televised Queen's speech, while Fred's 60s gift of a chocolate smoking set would hardly raise an eyebrow back in the day...

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Sun 23 Dec 2018 15:20

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Participant Polly Russell
Executive Producer Emily Shields
Series Producer Abigail Priddle

Broadcasts

  • Mon 14 Dec 2015 21:00
  • Tue 15 Dec 2015 21:10
  • Tue 22 Dec 2015 18:30
  • Wed 30 Dec 2015 03:05
  • Wed 21 Dec 2016 17:00
  • Thu 21 Dec 2017 15:50
  • Thu 21 Dec 2017 16:00
  • Sun 23 Dec 2018 15:20

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