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Two Types: The Faces of Britain

We are surrounded by types, the words on signs, buses, shops and documents which guide us through our lives. Two types in particular are regarded as the faces of Britain - Johnston and Gill Sans. Their story is told by typeface expert Mark Ovenden.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 7 May 2020 00:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

  • 00:28



  • 00:35


    The Chad Who Loved Me

  • 00:37

    Martin Solveig & The Cataracs

    Obsessions (feat. Kyle)

  • 00:43

    Electric Light Orchestra

    Livin' Thing

  • 00:44


    Fade To Grey

  • 00:45

    New Order

    True Faith

  • 00:47

    The Beat

    Stand Down Margaret

  • 00:47

    The Beat

    Whine and Grine / Stand Down Margaret

  • 00:52

    Happy Mondays

    Loose Fit

  • 00:51

    Joy Division


  • 00:52

    Joy Division


  • 00:57

    Wolf Alice



Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Ovenden
Production Company Splitpea Productions
Executive Producer Keith Doyle
Director Christopher Hardy
Producer Christopher Hardy
Production Manager Sue Davies