Glory Days

John Dunn presents a six-part series exploring great British achievements of the past century - stories of national pride and personal triumph against the odds.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Dr Colin Morris presents a series on northern Nonconformist culture. 3: Fun Producer Chris Gwilliam Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Unknown: Dr Colin Morris

Producer: Chris Gwilliam

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

The last in the series on northern Nonconformist culture. 4: Ideas Producer Chris Gwilliam Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

Producer: Chris Gwilliam Repeat

01The Lap Of Luxury19990720

From Cunard and Rolls-Royce to the Flying Scotsman and Concorde, John Dunn recalls what it meant to travel in style and meets people who helped create these luxurious forms of transport.

02Boffins19990727

Historian Jeremy Black joins John Dunn to recall the great days of British scientific and technological triumph from penicillin to Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep.

03Going Fast19990803

In this programme, a look at the fast cars, planes and boats that have set records for speed, and the people - Malcolm and Donald Campbell, John Cobb, Stirling Moss, Roland Beaumont and Richard Noble - who are associated with the machines.

04The Workshop Of The World19990810

This programme examines the great tradition of British engineering and construction that has helped shape the world for over a century.

05To The Ends Of The Earth19990817

This programme remembers Shackleton, Scott, Ranulph Fiennes, Francis Chichester, Tracey Edwards and others who have given in to the spirit of adventure.

06 LASTThey Won Gold19990824

This programme focuses on those athletes who have experienced the greatest moments of individual sporting achievement.