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Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain - A New Dawn


In the first of a six-part series, Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He finds the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria; fighting an intractable war against the Boers in South Africa; enjoying the bawdy pleasures of music hall; and worrying about the physical and moral strength of the working class. There are stories of political intrigue between David Lloyd George and his arch enemy Joseph Chamberlain; the beginning of the struggle for women's suffrage; and an account of the day Mr Rolls met Mr Royce and kicked off a revolution in motoring. With powerful archive and vivid anecdotes, Andrew Marr gets to the heart of Edwardian Britain. He brings to life Britain's struggle to maintain its imperial power in the world in the years before the First World War.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-10-28 20:00:00 - 2009-10-28 21:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2009-10-28 21:00:00 - 2009-10-28 22:00:00 on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2009-10-30 19:00:00 - 2009-10-30 20:00:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland,
  • 2010-01-06 02:45:00 - 2010-01-06 03:45:00 on BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Wales, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One North West,

Credits

  • Presenter Andrew Marr
  • Producer Robin Dashwood
  • Director Robin Dashwood
  • Producer Chris Granlund
  • Writer Andrew Marr
  • Presenter Andrew Marr
  • Producer Robin Dashwood
  • Director Robin Dashwood
  • Producer Chris Granlund
  • Writer Andrew Marr