Next Episode of Britain: As Seen on ITV is
Britain: As Seen on ITV is a programme developed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV. The show tells the story of the changing nation through the real-life footage seen on our screens over the last six decades. Exploring our changing attitudes to fashion, food, pop music, the weather, our homes and our hobbies. The series will use rare and unseen footage to be able to create a picture of how much our lives have undergone a transformation since ITV first hit our screens in 1955.
The first episode of the series will tell the story of our changing nation through the footage seen on our screens over the past sixty years. Exploring our changing attitudes to the world around us, including: fashion, food, pop music, weather, homes and our hobbies.
In the second episode ITV takes a look through the archives to explore the we get from A to B has changed over the past sixty years. Using clips from news and documentaries such as the men who had the daunting task of building the M62 in the Sixties; a 1970s feature about odd business on the buses of Wolverhampton; and a 1980s report of the Sinclair C5.
The third episode uses footage from the archives to show the talent in our nation. The show will reveal a search for a new singers in Wales in the 1960s; news reports on how the people on the streets felt about the career of the Fab Four. Plus there is is disco-ball footage from the 1970s when Britian became a disco nation.
In episode four ITV takes to the archives to look at the hobbies and pastimes that kept Britain busy in the days before technology. Footage includes a 24 hour rock n' roll dance marathon from 1960's Warwickshire; a group of Western fanatics who wished to create the Wild West in the North West; and a Staffordshire birdman whose 1970s hobby failed to succeed.
It's ladies night tonight on Britain: As Seen On ITV as the series celebrating 60 years of ITV footage reveals the changing face of the modern woman. But, as we find out, it's not just the faces that have changed.Clips include a report on the latest fashion craze of hot pants – and asks whether men should be wearing them as well as women; a 1970s beauty contest where the contestants had the strangest of ambitions; and a series from Scotland that encouraged the 1980s woman to pick up her husband's tool box – and Do It Herself.
Over the past six decades, Britain has changed beyond recognition but the final episode of Britain: As Seen On ITV celebrates some of the things for which we still remain famous around the world.Clips from ITV news and documentaries around the country include revealing reports on our beloved Sunday roast in the 1960s, the constantly changing face (and uniform) of the British bobby and, years before the internet, how we used to have to head into telephone boxes to find out the very latest weather forecast.
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