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The Post-War Home

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity. However, there were also unexpected dangers lurking.

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity and self-denial. The look and feel of the postwar 1950s home - a 'modern' world of moulded plywood furniture, fibreglass, plastics and polyester - had its roots in the innovative materials discovered during World War II. In fact, no other war before or since has had such a profound effect on the technologies of our current life. This bright new era encompassed a host of social changes including higher living standards and improved technologies, but - as Suzannah discovers - there were also unexpected dangers lurking throughout the changing home.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Apr 2019 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Suzannah Lipscomb
Production Company Modern Television Ltd
Producer Suzanne Phillips
Director Suzanne Phillips
Executive Producer Clare Paterson
Executive Producer Sarah Broughton

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