Whatever Happened To The Working Class

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

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01From Engels To Oasis

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Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz visits Manchester, the site of the world's first industrial proletariat, where he spent his student years, to examine the origins and the modern reality of the working class.

Featuring contributions from Hazel Blears MP, photographer Shirley Baker, Leslie Holmes of Salford Lads' Club, author Andrew Davies, football fan Colin Hendry, historian Selina Todd and resident of the Gorton area of Manchester Audrey Hurley.

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz visits Manchester to examine the origins and modern reality of the working class.

01From Engels To Oasis *2009021820090722

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz visits Manchester, the site of the world's first industrial proletariat, where he spent his student years, to examine the origins and the modern reality of the working class.

Featuring contributions from Hazel Blears MP, photographer Shirley Baker, Leslie Holmes of Salford Lads' Club, author Andrew Davies, football fan Colin Hendry, historian Selina Todd and resident of the Gorton area of Manchester Audrey Hurley.

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz visits Manchester to examine the origins and modern reality of the working class.

02A Taste Of Money

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Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz is taken on a tour of musical Manchester by DJ Dave Haslam, who reveals how the city has reinvigorated itself through an association with working class youth culture.

He also talks to a theatre group that creates plays for the working people of the city and to Gerald Kaufman MP about the role of education in his journey into 'classlessness'.

How Manchester has reinvigorated itself through its working class youth culture.

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Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

Sarfraz is taken on a tour of musical Manchester by DJ Dave Haslam, who reveals how the city has reinvigorated itself through an association with working class youth culture.

He also talks to a theatre group that creates plays for the working people of the city and to Gerald Kaufman MP about the role of education in his journey into 'classlessness'.

How Manchester has reinvigorated itself through its working class youth culture.

03From Heroes To Zeroes

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The working class may have historically been aligned with the labour movement, but Margaret Thatcher's astute recognition of strong individualistic aspirations - such as the desire to own a home - changed the political landscape in ways that are still evident nearly 30 years on.

Sarfraz visits housing estates in Manchester and talks to schoolchildren, academics and politicians about the future of the working class.

How Margaret Thatcher changed the political landscape in ways that are still evident today

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

03 LASTFrom Heroes To Zeroes *2009030420090724

The working class may have historically been aligned with the labour movement, but Margaret Thatcher's astute recognition of strong individualistic aspirations - such as the desire to own a home - changed the political landscape in ways that are still evident nearly 30 years on.

Sarfraz visits housing estates in Manchester and talks to schoolchildren, academics and politicians about the future of the working class.

How Margaret Thatcher changed the political landscape in ways that are still evident today

Sarfraz Manzoor examines the forces that have had an impact on the traditional 'working class' in Britain.

After a decade of supposed 'classlessness', the issue of class is back on the agenda.

Once again, it matters if you identify yourself as working class, especially, it seems, if you are white.

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