A look back at the 1930s and how unmechanised rural life in Britain used to be.
A look back to the 1920s and the heyday of British fishing.
Looking back to the eve of popular car ownership in the 60s.
In south Wales, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1930s and salutes Britain's coal miners.
The 1960s was a time when the eleven-plus exam could map out a child's future.
Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
A look back to the 1960s, when high-rise housing promised a better way of living.
A look back to when the Beeching Axe led to the closure of over 2,000 railway stations.
In 1977, a right royal knees-up was taking place in honour of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
In Preston, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the First World War.
Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1950s and the heyday of the British seaside holiday.
A look back to the 1900s and the invention of the film camera.
Charting the advent of the Mediterranean package holiday.
A look back to the 1930s when Britain's shipyards were fighting to survive.
Aneira Thomas shares her remarkable claim to fame, as the first baby born on the NHS.
A look back to the 1930s, when millions of Britons lived in the squalor of urban slums.
In Torquay, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1940s and wartime evacuation.
Melvyn Bragg looks back at when Britain broke free of the burdens of World War II.
Melvyn Bragg travels from Oklahoma to California to examine the legacy of John Steinbeck.
Melvyn visits the site of the first Home Guard training school in Osterley.