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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain [DVD] [2007]

Andrew Marr    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Andrew Marr
  • Format: PAL, Dolby, Digital Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 294 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KSA3RU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,523 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All five episodes from the first series of the BBC modern history programme. Written and presented by political commentator Andrew Marr, the series focuses on the key events that have shaped British society since the end of the Second World War, including the collapse of Empire, Britain's uneasy truce with former enemies and allies in Europe, and tensions in the 'special relationship' Britain has with the United States. Episodes are: 'Advance Britannia', 'The Land of Lost Content', 'Paradise Lost', 'Revolution' and 'New Britannia'.

Product Description

An epic account of the events that have shaped our lives since the end of the Second World War. Using archive and stills, dynamic sequences of Andrew Marr's journey across Britain, anecdote and analysis, this landmark series charts the evolution of Britain's place in the world since the Second World War: the collapse of Empire, an uneasy truce with former enemies and allies in Europe, tensions in our 'special relationship' with the United States. Drawing on his detailed knowledge of contemporary politics and first-hand experience of the people who rule Britain today, Andrew Marr helps us make sense of ourselves in the context of our modern history.


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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars history of modern britain 27 Oct 2009
Very interesting and thought provoking, especailly in these contemporary recession times, as I found the historial information relevant to understanding how our society evolved from post World War II shortages and hardships, to our present self indulgent, materialistic status. A great alternative dose of reality television, that will entertain and uplift the more enlightened viewer.The presentation by Marr is excellent, a little dramatic in places, but this helps to lighten the current affairs subject matter and liven the dated, but interesting film clips. Definately recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 25 Jan 2011
A fantastic series tracing Modern British History from post world war two to the first few years of the new millenium. Each episode deals with a spefcific time period and looks at the impact of individuals and events that have shaped modern Great Britain.

The episodes are as follows:

Advance Britannia - Covering 1945-1955
The Land of Lost Content - Covering 1955-1964
Paradise Lost - Covering 1964-1979
Revolution! - Covering 1979-1990
New Britannia - Covering 1990-2007

This is excellent and informative and I would recommend this as essential viewing in schools as it cover the history in a realsitic warts and all way and doesn't shy away from the nastier pieces of our past.

Andrew Marr is as ever an interesting writer and presenter of this series and makes the information interesting and at times humorous. I highly recommend this DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - Marr at his best 20 April 2012
Andrew Marr is up to his usual amazing standard of insightful, gripping, and thought provoking history packaged in such a way so that anyone can watch it and enjoy it. Watch it in conjunction with Britain 1945-2007 (Access to History)for one of the most bearable and productive A level history revision sessions you will ever have.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain 19 Mar 2010
An excellent series, but quite disturbing because it presents the hard reality of life and not as I remember looking through the rose tinted glasses of old age.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Marr - History of Modern Britain Series 1 2 Dec 2009
Although I lived through much of this period I had little knowledge of what happened! Andrew Marr is adept at drawing out the important aspects of history and I wanted a permanent record for the next generation as well as for me. No doubt I shall watch it again and again. First class acquisition and the excellent Amazon service as ever.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BBC at its best 29 Nov 2009
I don't know precisely how one comes to be called a 'national treasure', but Andrew Marr deserves the title. I have shown this series to my A-level students and they have become Marr fans en masse. Beautifully filmed, thoughtfully scripted, clearly explained, it gives texture and feeling to the events which shaped us. This is the BBC at its very best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for Marr 26 Feb 2014
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Amazing, perfect for A level History. Very we'll put together, easy to listen to. A purchase not to be missed.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 31 Mar 2013
The DVD is brilliant with a refreshing look at the history of Great Britain with the outstanding Andrew Marr who provides an insightful view to the decisions that lead Britain's "...bump down in the world". A modern, mature Jackanory!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very authoritative and interesting view of Britain's history.
Andrew Marr gives a careful and I believe accurate account of recent decades of British history. I recommend this product.
Published 11 months ago by R.A.G. Kinge
5.0 out of 5 stars A2 History helper
This has really helped my daughter taking A2 level History this summer......Her course encapsulated, as she puts it...well worth thinking about as a revision aid!
Published 13 months ago by Alison Newport
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Marr's History of Modern Britain in incredibly entertaining and very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed watching his time-line through modern Britain and found it extremely useful... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Abbie:)
5.0 out of 5 stars Life saver for my A-levels.
Though by no means in depth enough for me to revise from alone, Marr's wonderfully enthusiastic portrayal of modern British History has helped me secure the basics and chronology... Read more
Published on 15 May 2012 by HawcroftClan
4.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Marrs History of Britain DVD
I bought this DVD to brighten up revision for my A level British Politics and History exam. The DVD is a more gripping way of learning Politics which some people see to be a "dry"... Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2011 by j1mmers157
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!
This is easily the best DVD that covers the history of modern Briain. I am currently studing AS level modern history and I highly recommened this DVD for revision purposes. Read more
Published on 9 May 2011 by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and interesting
These programmes were broadcast a year ago but remain fascinating episodes about GBs post war history. Read more
Published on 31 July 2010 by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous marr
Fantastic review of Britain's Social History, cant praise the guy enough. (no I'm not a relative) His totally un biased viewpoint. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2010 by S. J. Hannaway
3.0 out of 5 stars A series spoiled by its left-wing bias
I have watched the series twice and whilst I enjoyed some aspects of it, I was irritated by Marr's left-wing bias which unfortunately made this a rather selective and distorted... Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2010 by Amazon Customer
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