British Universities Film & Video Council

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Everyday Lives

Synopsis
Uses oral history testimonies and archive footage to illustrate aspects of the social history of Britain around the years of World War 2. The material has been selected to illustrate the six themes: girls’ and women’s roles in the 1930s; social class before World War 2; life at home during the war; unemployment before the war; the story behind the television programmes (how the team of social historians set about finding their information, how they took decisions and how they chose to present the evidence they uncovered).
Series
Labour of Love, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 2 x 35 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £39.99 (inclusive)
Documentation
Accompanying script, two booklets: ‘Everyday Lives’ and ‘Back to your roots’, and worksheets.
Uses
A history resource for all levels from social history students at university to primary school children; media studies courses; personal and social education.
Subjects
History; Media studies
Keywords
history of the 20th century; Home Front; oral history; social history; unemployment; United Kingdom; women; World War II

Credits

Producer
Steve Humphries

Production Company

Name

Testimony Films

Sponsor

Name

BBC Education

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8746 1111
Fax
020 8752 4398
Address
White City
201 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TS
Name

British Film Institute

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 7950
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor

Name

BBC Educational Developments

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
01937 840206
Fax
01937 845381
Address
PO Box 50
Wetherby
West Yorks
LS23 7AZ

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