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Twentieth-Century World

Synopsis
Series exploring the social, economic and political events that have affected the lives of British people in the 20th century. Themes include: the shipyards of Cardiff, colonial life in Kenya, the electronic age, the exploitation of women, and poverty. In five parts: 1) Did the Great War Change Britain?; 2) How Did World War 2 Change Britain’s Place in the World?; 3) Has 20th-Century Technology Improved Our Daily Lives?; 4) How Have Women Been Portrayed in Advertising?; 5) What Has Poverty Meant in 20th-Century Britain?
Series
History File, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 100 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
out of distribution; 1999 sale: £7.50 (inclusive)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 from 13/10/99.
Uses
Ages 11 and up.
Subjects
History
Keywords
advertising; history of technology; history of the 20th century; poverty; social history; women

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Educational Publishing

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
01937 541001
Fax
01937 845381
Address
PO Box 234
Wetherby
West Yorks
LS23 7EU

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