Family Britain

Episodes

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01All Madly Educative

01All Madly Educative2009112320130627 (BBC7)

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

02Family Favourites

02Family Favourites2009112420130628 (BBC7)

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

Deference, respectability, conformity, restraint and trust - the core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

The core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges.

03God Save Our Queen

03God Save Our Queen2009112520091125 (BBC7)
20130701 (BBC7)

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

While the country is spellbound by the Coronation of 1953, another royal soap opera is about to unfold.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

While Britain is spellbound by the Coronation, another royal soap opera is about to unfold

04Brisk Buying And Selling

04Brisk Buying And Selling2009112620091126 (BBC7)
20130703 (BBC7)

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

A new era of affluence is fuelled by a boom in advertising and the arrival of commercial television.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

A new era of affluence is fuelled by an advertising boom and the arrival of commercial TV.

05A Pretty Mess

05 LASTA Pretty Mess2009112720091127 (BBC7)
20130705 (BBC7)

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

An increasingly affluent and confident Britain is rocked by the Suez crisis.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTA Pretty Mess *20091127

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

An increasingly affluent and confident Britain is rocked by the Suez crisis.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.