Caravans: A British Love Affair
Documentary about the love affair between the British and their caravans, which saw the country establish the world's largest caravan manufacturer and transformed the holiday habits of generations of families. In telling the intriguing story of caravanning in Britain from the 1950s through to the present day, the film reveals how caravans were once the plaything of a privileged minority but after World War II became a firm favourite with almost a quarter of British holidaymakers. It explores how changes in caravanning across the years reflect wider changes in British society, in particular the increased availability of cars during the 1950s and 60s, but also the improved roads network and changing attitudes towards holidaymaking and leisure time. Enthusiasts and contributors include Dorrie van Lachterop from the West Midlands and Christine Fagg from Hertfordshire, remarkable and adventurous women who started touring alone in their caravans during the 1950s.
- 2009-04-02 20:00:00 - 2009-04-02 21:00:00 on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland,
- 2010-08-21 17:40:00 - 2010-08-21 18:40:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales,
Narrator Alison Steadman
Director Brian Henry Martin
Producer Michael Hewitt