Laurence Llewelyn-bowen's History Of Home

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present day.

Episodes

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01Mr Voysey - The Architect Of Middle England20080324 (BBC7)
20141201 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present, beginning with a profile of the 'father of the English suburb'.

01Mr Voysey: The Architect Of Middle England2008032420080803
20130320 (BBC7)
20141201 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture, rural in its inspiration, quintessentially English and hugely popular.

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture.

Laurence Llewelyn-bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present, beginning with a profile of the 'father of the English suburb'.

02Modernism2008032520080810
20130321 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)
20141203 (BBC7)

The modernist social experiment spawned the blocks of flats built in the early 1930s.

Laurence Llewelyn-bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s. The modernist social experiment came close to being realised with the blocks of flats built in the 1930s.

The modernist social experiment came close to being realised with the blocks of flats built in the early 1930s.

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03Prefab And Utility2008032620080817
20130322 (BBC7)
20141203 (BBC7)
20141204 (BBC7)

Laurence considers how the post-war government urged the public to embrace 'good design'.

Laurence Llewelyn-bowen visits a pre-fab and considers ways in which the post-war government urged a reluctant public to embrace 'good design'.

Postwar efforts failed to persuade the British public to adopt what was described as good modern design.

04Diy2008032720080824
20130325 (BBC7)
20141204 (BBC7)
20141205 (BBC7)

Laurence explores how marriage helped overcome design limitations in the post-war period.

Skills were in short supply after World War II and DIY was presented as an essential and democratic component of every marriage.

Skills were in short supply after World War II and DIY was presented as an essential and democratic component to every marriage.

05David Hicks2008032820080831
20130326 (BBC7)
20141205 (BBC7)
20141206 (BBC7)

Laurence looks at the flamboyant and influential decorator, a superstar of the 1960s.

Laurence looks at the career of a flamboyant and influential decorator, who became a superstar of the 1960s, in his history of our homes from the 1920s to the present day.

The flamboyant and influential decorator of the 1960s became a superstar.

06English Country House Style2008033120080907
20130327 (BBC7)
20141208 (BBC7)
20141209 (BBC7)

Through the work of Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, Laurence plots the rise of the country house style in the context of the disquieting years of the 70s and 80s, when the past became a consolation and an escape from the present.

Laurence plots the rise of the country house style in the disquieting years of the '70s and '80s, when the past became a consolation and an escape from the present.

Laurence plots the rise of country house style in response to the disquieting 70s and 80s.

07Loft Living2008040720080401 (BBC7)
20141209 (BBC7)
20141210 (BBC7)

The rise of lofts during the 80s signified a change in expectations of what homes could be

Bowen hits Manchester to explore the rise of lofts during the 1980s, a change in people's expectations of what homes could be.

07Lofts2008040120080914
20130328 (BBC7)

The 80s vogue for lofts was based on changes in the planning laws, but it brought about an important shift in people's expectation of what homes could be and paved the way for swathes of inner-city regeneration.

Bowen hits Manchester to explore the rise of lofts during the 1980s, a change in people's expectations of what homes could be.

08Consumerism2008040220080921
20130329 (BBC7)

Laurence looks at the history of shopping for the home, from items imported from India in the colonial period, through a passion for European design, to the current celebrity wares.

Laurence looks at the history of shopping for the home, from items imported from India in the colonial period through the Conran-fuelled passion for European design to the current range of celebrity wares.

08Retail20080402 (BBC7)
20141210 (BBC7)
20141211 (BBC7)

The history of shopping for the home, colonial times to passions for European design.

Laurence looks at the history of shopping for the home, from items imported from India in the colonial period, through a passion for European design, to the current celebrity wares.

09Eco-houses20080403 (BBC7)
20141211 (BBC7)
20141212 (BBC7)

Laurence explores new ways to build and run a home at an eco-community in Nottingham.

Laurence explores new ways to build and run a home for the mass market by visiting an eco-community in Nottingham.

09The Eco House2008040320080928
20130401 (BBC7)

Laurence visits an eco-community of houses in Nottingham.

Laurence explores new ways to build and run a home for the mass market by visiting an eco-community in Nottingham.

10 LASTIdeal Home Show2008040420081005
20130402 (BBC7)
20141212 (BBC7)
20141213 (BBC7)

Laurence talks to philosopher Alain de Botton about how our ideas of the home have changed

Laurence talks to philosopher Alain de Botton about how our ideas of the home have changed and what the future holds, while taking a look around the 100th Ideal Home Exhibition.

Alain De Botton discusses the concept of home and what it means, while taking a look around this year's 100th Ideal Home Exhibition.