Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (2007)

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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain is a 2007 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers the period of British history from the end of the Second World War onwards. It has been repeated several times, and Marr made a follow-up series covering the period 1900 to 1945 called Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain. Tristram Hunt writing in The Guardian complimented Marr for his confrontational, argumentative, personalised history stating that television history, done well, should be more of an ice-bath than a comforting, warm soak. Gareth McLean congratulates Marr for analysing the times in which he immerses himself, effortlessly communicating his enthusiasm, and hinting at fundamental truths of the human condition which he states is the future of factual programming. He is also impressed that Marr maintains his penetrating scrutiny and level of insight throughout the series. Lucy Mangan exclaims the show shone the light of understanding into hitherto dark and musty corners of ignorance but criticises the final episode for concentrating too much on Blair's People's Princess speech after Diana's death.

Episodes
Advance Britannia (1945–1955)
The Land of Lost Content (1955–1964)
Paradise Lost (1964–1979)
Revolution! (1979–1990)
New Britannia (1990–2007)

Source: Wikipedia

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