1930s


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Britain's Green and Pleasant Land

14. Reel History of Britain: Britain's Green and Pleasant Land

A look back at the 1930s and how unmechanised rural life in Britain used to be.

Britain's Black Diamonds

4. Reel History of Britain: Britain's Black Diamonds

In south Wales, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1930s and salutes Britain's coal miners.

A World Away

1. The Thirties in Colour: A World Away

Rosie Newman, who shot some of the most important colour documentary footage of the 1930s.

Steel Ships and Iron Men

12. Reel History of Britain: Steel Ships and Iron Men

A look back to the 1930s when Britain's shipyards were fighting to survive.

Britain's National Disgrace

7. Reel History of Britain: Britain's National Disgrace

A look back to the 1930s, when millions of Britons lived in the squalor of urban slums.

Episode 2

2. Out of the Blue: Episode 2

Graham Little and Joanne Salley find valuable railway posters and music from duo The 1930s

Entertaining Britain

3. The Story of British Pathé: Entertaining Britain

A look at cinemagazines such as Pathe Pictorial, Eve's Film Review and Pathetone Weekly.

Britain Through a Lens: The Documentary Film Mob

Britain Through a Lens: The Documentary Film Mob

The unlikely story behind the birth of the British documentary genre.

Casa Del Rio

3. Art Deco Icons: Casa Del Rio

David Heathcote visits Casa Del Rio, an Art Deco fantasy house in rural Devon.

London Transport

2. Art Deco Icons: London Transport

David Heathcote uncovers the controversial story of the London Transport HQ.

High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air

High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air

A celebration of the golden age of air travel when Britain ruled the skies.

The Luxe Experience

1. Glamour's Golden Age: The Luxe Experience

How 1920s and 30s architecture and design created and reflected the spirit of the age.

Claridge's

1. Art Deco Icons: Claridge's

At Claridge's Hotel in Mayfair, David Heathcote enjoys the glamour of the Deco fumoir.