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Top Class People

This edition of Man Alive is a veritable roll-call of 1960s working-class stars. Here they reveal their thoughts and feelings upon meeting royalty, how accents are now less of a hindrance in establishing credentials, and the ways in which being famous is changing their lives. We also meet Twiggy's very proud and equally down-to-earth mum. (1967)

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 May 1967 20:05

Did You Know?

Alan Aldridge, who appears in the programme, created the film poster for Andy Warhol's movie Chelsea Girls, for which there was briefly a warrant for his arrest. Justin de Villeneuve, born Nigel Jonathan Davies, enjoyed a "very luxurious war" as an evacuee at the home of JB Priestley, who dined with the children in his care every Sunday night. "There was silver at meal times. It gave me a taste for better things."

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Role Contributor
PresenterAngela Huth
PresenterJeremy James
PresenterJohn Percival
PresenterTrevor Philpott
PresenterDesmond Wilcox
ParticipantAlan Aldridge
ParticipantJustin De Villeneuve
ParticipantSandie Shaw
ParticipantJohnny Speight
ParticipantEvie Taylor
DirectorRichard Thomas

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Working Class Britain Collection

Working Class Britain Collection

This programme is available online as part of the Working Class Britain Collection