The House the 50s Built

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An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future

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An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future

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An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future

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    Episode 1

    Professor Brendan Walker begins his exploration of the inventions that transformed drab post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future in the kitchen

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    Episode 2

    Brendan Walker explores how the technological advances of the 1950s changed our living rooms, from wonder material foam to affordable bright paints, and how these changes affected society

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    Episode 3

    Brendan Walker explores the 1950s innovations in the bedroom that gave birth to the modern teenager, from nylon lingerie to transistor radios, PVC records, hairspray and electric guitars.

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    Episode 4

    Brendan Walker explores the transformation of the British garden from vegetable patch to floral showcase, the impact of the first jet plane, and the stir caused by the tea bag on a string

The House the 50s Built synopsis

An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future

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