MELVYN BRAGG ON CLASS AND CULTURE:(3 X 60’ FOR BBC2, FEB ‘12).
Presented by Melvyn Bragg, this series examines the interaction of British class and culture, over the last 100 years. In this third program of the series, Melvyn crosses the country to meet the opinion makers and the opinionated – from Sue Townsend in Leicester to Irvine Welsh in Leith to Russell Kane in Edinburgh. Does class really affect what you watch, listen to…or create?
Clip: Brideshead to Blackstuff
In the early ‘80’s, audiences wanted depictions of the decline of the industrial working class…but also the aristocracy…