Fabulous Fifties

Alan Whicker presents a four-part series looking at the 50s.


01Brave New World: 1950 - 195220000418

The decade began with the Korean War and ended with Castro's rebels storming Havana.

02Putting On The Style: 1953 - 195520000425

This programme focuses on the Coronation, Mount Everest, Marlon Brando and James Dean, Burgess and Maclean, the start of commercial television and the end of rationing.

03You've Never Had It So Good: 1956-720000502

This programme focuses on MacMillan, Sputnik, Suez, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and the birth of rock 'n' roll.

04 LASTLook Back In Anger: 1958-195920000509

CND, race riots in Notting Hill, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, and Senator John F Kennedy and a new beginning.