1960-2010 - Episode 1
Fifty years after they began, what did the sixties mean for Britain? Simon Heffer, born in 1960, is the first of three commentators to examine the social consequences of the decade in which they were born. He discusses its mixed legacy for social mobility. This was a decade whose longest-serving Prime Minister was a grammar school boy. But that same Prime Minister's government also tried to stamp out the grammar school altogether, a policy which Simon Heffer says has had disastrous consequences for social mobility.
Producer: Giles Edwards.