History of Now: The Story of the Noughties - Hello World

The last 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. In the 2000s, few developed nations embraced globalisation as enthusiastically as multi-cultural, multi-ethnic Britain. But the consequences weren't always what we expected. We saw the stars of African football burst into the Premiership and Icelanders take over the high street, while we rode the Dubai property boom; two million Poles arrived in the UK but more than five million of us ended up living overseas. We fought new kinds of war abroad and faced international terrorism at home. The film also reveals how the rise of China put burglars out of business, why the old Cold War made the cheap city break possible, and how British TV conquered the planet.


  • 2010-01-08 21:00:00 - 2010-01-08 22:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-01-08 21:30:00 - 2010-01-08 22:30:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2010-03-01 02:30:00 - 2010-03-01 03:30:00 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,


  • Producer David Olusoga
  • Producer David Olusoga