The story of the political battle to get the NHS off the ground in 1948.
In the first of two programmes, Polly Toynbee talks to some of those who founded the health service and hears about the struggles marking its birth.
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`The Material Age'.
Polly Toynbee concludes her look at the history of the NHS.
While the National Health Service entered to the modern age with the first successful British heart transplant in 1968, there loomed the worst political crisis since its inception.