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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain [DVD] [2007]
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2015
These Histories of Modern Britain are well worth watching. Andrew Marrr presents his subject in a a captivating manner which is compelling viewing. Strongly recommended.
Bob
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2015
Lovely entertaining documentary, easy to follow but not patronizing. Would recommend.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 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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on 12 June 2015
Great for my History A2 course focused on Britain from 1951-2007

Covers each Prime Minister and their period in reasonable detail. Depth is adequate but not cumbersome.
Marrs presentation is friendly and though provoking, if not laughable at times.
Overall, worth a watch!
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on 26 February 2014
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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