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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain is a BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Marr, covering the period of British history from the end of the Second World War to the first decade of the 21st century. The series consists of five episodes, each of which examines a particular period and tells of its events from the mid 1940s to 2007. The series covers Britain’s struggle for national and cultural survival in the post-war world, the age of Harold Wilson's classless society, the Britain of Margaret Thatcher, and the post-Thatcher era.

Episode 1 - Advance Britannia
Covering 1945 - 1955. This episode tells the story of Britain's extraordinary struggle for national and cultural survival in the post-war world.

Episode 2 - The Land of Lost Content
Covering 1955 - 1964. This episode shows the 1950s were a period of apparent calm and prosperity, but many were hungry for change.

Episode 3 - Paradise Lost
Covering 1964 - 1979. This episode examines the age of Harold Wilson's classless society; a country excited by new technology, modern architecture and the scary futurism of Doctor Who.

Episode 4 - Revolution!
Covering 1979 - 1990. This episode revisits the Britain of Margaret Thatcher and comes to some surprising conclusions about the British national character.

Episode 5 - New Britannia
Covering 1990 - 2007. Britain enters the uncharted waters of the post-Thatcher era. Many have done well in the end during the Thatcher years but now boom is turning to bust.


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