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History of Now: The Story of the Noughties - Growing Young


The first of three films exploring what it was like to live through the last decade, and the surprising, often hidden connections which are shaping the 21st century. During the Noughties, an ageing Britain became obsessed with recapturing its youth. The result: trends and fads such as kidults, micro scooters and 'middle youth'. But at the same time, the generation gap emerged as the most significant split in society. While older people pursued a more youthful image, real young people were demonised as 'hoodies'. Reflecting on the decade we spent 'growing young' are a host of leading commentators and experts including Andrew Marr, Tanya Byron and Will Self. Along the way we discover how rave culture led to binge-drinking, learn about Britain's 'baby gap', and find out why downloads saved the Millennium Dome.

Music

Broadcasts

  • 2010-01-05 21:00:00 - 2010-01-05 22:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-02-15 03:30:00 - 2010-02-15 04:30:00 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 Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Producer Sebastian Barfield
  • Participant Andrew Marr
  • Participant Tanya Byron
  • Participant Will Self
  • Producer Sebastian Barfield
  • Participant Andrew Marr
  • Participant Tanya Byron
  • Participant Will Self