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Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook is one of Britain’s best-known historians. He is well known for his bestselling series of books on life in Britain from 1956 to 1979 – Never Had It So Good, White Heat, State of Emergency and Seasons in the Sun – and has also written two books on recent American history.

On television, his four-part series The Seventies, which he wrote and presented, aired on BBC2 in April 2012 to great acclaim, while his series on Cold War Britain, Strange Days, will be shown on BBC2 this autumn.

Dominic has presented numerous radio programmes including a Radio 4 landmark series on the history of the Post Office, an edition of the Archive Hour, a programme on 50 years of Prime Minister's Questions (Mind Your PMQs) and a documentary on the early history of radio (Tuning In). He has appeared on Front Row, Night Waves and BBC2's Newsnight Review, and is a regular guest on Radio 4’s Saturday Review.

Dominic was the historical consultant to the BBC2 series The British Family and The British at Work, the Radio 4 series 1968: Day by Day, and Paula Milne’s BBC2 drama White Heat. He has been a judge for the Grierson Documentary Awards and was one of the panel of experts who selected the sixty names for the Radio 4 series The New Elizabethans.

He is a regular columnist for the Daily Mail and a book reviewer for the Sunday Times, and has written a column in BBC History for the last seven years. He is a keen though pessimistic fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers, and lives in Chipping Norton with his wife and son – though to his enduring disappointment, they are not members of the Chipping Norton Set. Well, not yet, anyway.