Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Veronika Hyks ...
 Herself - Narrator (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Herself - Narrator (5 episodes, 2006-2015)
Andrew Martin ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2015)
Andrew Collins ...
 Himself - Author and Broadcaster / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2011)
Matthew Sweet ...
 Himself - Author and Film Historian / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Richard Dimbleby ...
 Himself / ... (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2004-2011)
Michael Rosen ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2009)
Peter York ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2011)
Kim Newman ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2011)
Charles Wheeler ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Barry Cryer ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2012)
Stuart Maconie ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2012)
Alan Whicker ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2015)
Jeremy Paxman ...
 Himself - 'Newsnight' Presenter / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2014)
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 Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2010)
C.P. Lee ...
 Himself - University of Salford (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Colin Divall ...
 Himself - Historian, University of York / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
Christopher Frayling ...
 Himself - Author and Film Historian / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Buerk ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
Richard Beeching ...
 Himself - 'Reshaping the Railways', 1963 / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Himself - Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Patrick Moore ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. John Watson / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
Stella Rimington ...
 Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Simon Hoggart ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Herself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2005)
Fi Glover ...
 Herself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Atterbury ...
 Himself - Presenter (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Herself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Robert Winston ...
 Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Herself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Marr ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Mortimer Wheeler ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Anne Nightingale ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Alun Raglan ...
 Himself - Readings (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jonathan Meades ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Vic Gatrell ...
 Himself - Historian, Caius College, Cambridge (2 episodes, 2011)
Malcolm Muggeridge ...
 Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Arthur Smith ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Quentin Willson ...
 Himself - Motoring Journalist and Broadcaster / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Pete Brown ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2012)
John Hegarty ...
 Himself - Creative Director, BBH Advertising / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Gregory Votolato ...
 Himself - Design Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lee Hall ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2013)
Chris Serle ...
 Himself - 'The Computer Programme' Presenter / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Patrick Russell ...
 Himself - Curator, British Film Institute (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Fenella Fielding ...
 Herself - Friend of Eric Thompson / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Maire Messenger Davies ...
 Herself - Cardiff University / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Barry Forshaw ...
 Himself - The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Dick Fiddy ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Juliet Gardiner ...
 Herself - Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2009-2015)
Huw Lewis-Jones ...
 Himself - Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2015)
John Aizlewood ...
 Himself - Football Writer / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jon Agar ...
 Himself - University College London / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2015)
Rosie Boycott ...
 Herself - Journalist / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2012)
Arthur Scargill ...
 Himself - Leader of NUM / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2011)
Kris Beuret ...
 Herself - Director, Social Research Associates / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Vanessa Toulmin ...
 Herself - National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield (2 episodes, 2011)
Martin Gorsky ...
 Himself - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2 episodes, 2012)
Ann Featherstone ...
 Herself - Manchester University / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Rick Wakeman ...
 Himself - Broadcaster, Commentator and YES Keyboardist / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2011)
James Robinson ...
 Himself - Editor, 'The Classic Motorcycle' / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Parkinson ...
 Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Dominic Sandbrook ...
 Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bill Giles ...
 Himself - Weather Forecaster (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan Miller ...
 Himself - BBC Breakfast Time, 1983 / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2014)
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 Herself - Prime Minister (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Prue Leith ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2015)
Simon Heffer ...
 Himself - Associate Editor, Daily Telegraph / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Suzanne McDonald ...
 Herself - Sociologist / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Himself - Actor - Interviewed in 1988 / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Joan Bakewell ...
 Herself - Interviewer / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2015)
Martin Amis ...
 Himself - Author / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ernest Marples ...
 Himself - Minister of Transport / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Colin Pillinger ...
 Himself - Beagle 2 Project / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joy Whitby ...
 Herself - BBC Family Programmes 1962-1967 / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Julia Somerville ...
 Herself - BBC Newsreader (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Gerald Durrell ...
 Himself - Founder, Jersey Zoo / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Geoffrey Robertson ...
 Himself - Barrister / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Purves ...
 Himself - Presenter, Blue Peter / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2007-2015)
Lee Durrell ...
 Herself - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Aneurin Bevan ...
 Himself - Minister of Health, 1945-1951 - Established National Health Service (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2012)
Nicholas Witchell ...
 Himself - BBC Newsreader / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
Ann Widdecombe ...
 Herself - Anti-Drugs Campaigner / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2011)
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 Himself - Film 73 Presenter / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2011-2015)
John Craven ...
 Himself - Broadcaster / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2007)
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 Himself - Goon Show / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2007-2012)
Sophie Raworth ...
 Herself - BBC Newsreader (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2014)
Shirley Williams ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
Paul Morley ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Himself - Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2013)
Clement Freud ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Gene Hunt / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 2007)
Robert Murphy ...
 Himself - Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Martin Bell ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ranulph Fiennes ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
Peter Ashley ...
 Himself - Author / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
Sophie Cole ...
 Herself - Readings / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Esther Rantzen ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2011)
Fay Weldon ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2008)
Marguerite Patten ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Himself - Actor / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Howard Jacobson ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Christian Wolmar ...
 Himself - Rail Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2015)
Nigel Kneale ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Himself - Author / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Himself - Actor / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2014)
Richard Baker ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Peter Snow ...
 Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
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 Himself - Actor / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Emma Peel / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2004-2015)
Alan Yentob ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Himself - Storyteller, Jackanory / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
Eric Morecambe ...
 Himself - Morecambe and Wise / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mary Quant ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2009)
David Aaronovitch ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kathryn Hughes ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Nicholas Parsons ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

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