1970s


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Streets in the Sky

17. Reel History of Britain: Streets in the Sky

A look back to the 1960s, when high-rise housing promised a better way of living.

Rock 'n' Roll Revisited - Get It On

8. Sounds of the 70s 2: Rock 'n' Roll Revisited - Get It On

Featuring T-Rex, Alvin Stardust, Meatloaf and other rock 'n' roll legends of the 1970s.

Prog at the BBC

Prog at the BBC

Prog rock performances from Yes, Genesis, ELP, Caravan, Gentle Giant, Family and more.

Britain on the Brink: Back to the 70s?

Panorama: Britain on the Brink: Back to the 70s?

Panorama asks whether Britain is able to cope with a new age of austerity.

The Winner Takes It All 77-79

4. The 70s: The Winner Takes It All 77-79

Historian Dominic Sandbrook looks at the closing years of the 70s in Britain.

Sun, Sea and Sangria

10. Reel History of Britain: Sun, Sea and Sangria

Charting the advent of the Mediterranean package holiday.

Get It On 70-72

1. The 70s: Get It On 70-72

A look at the 70s as the decade where Britons first felt the thrill of freedom and money.

1965-2011

3. Mixed Britannia: 1965-2011

The story of how mixed race became one of the UK's fastest growing ethnic groups.

Gilbert O'Sullivan: Out on His Own

Gilbert O'Sullivan: Out on His Own

Profile of singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland's first international pop star.

Part IV

4. Guitar Heroes at the BBC: Part IV

Featuring the Stones, David Bowie, Michael Chapman, Horslips, Motorhead and Nazareth.

Prog Rock Britannia: An Observation in Three Movements

Prog Rock Britannia: An Observation in Three Movements

Documentary about progressive music and the generation of bands that were involved.

Kings of 70s Romance

Kings of 70s Romance

A look the unlikely male pin-ups of the 1970s music scene, from Barry White to Leo Sayer.