Britain on Film

In 1959 Britain's biggest cinema company, the Rank Organisation, decided to replace its newsreels with a series of short, quirky, topical documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain. For the next ten years, Look at Life chronicled - on high-grade 35mm colour film - the changing face of British society, industry and culture. Britain on Film draws upon the 500 films in this unique archive to offer illuminating and often surprising insights into what became a pivotal decade in modern British history.

Previous Episode

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x10: The Spirit of the SixtiesOct 8, 2013
2x09: This Sporting LifeOct 1, 2013
2x08: Worlds ApartSep 24, 2013
View full episode list »