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BBC Documentaries

Season 1958 1958
TV-PG

  • 1958-04-11T21:00:00Z on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

2 episodes

1958x01 Eye to Eye, Now We Are Married

  • Season Premiere

    1958-04-11T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

First transmitted in 1958, Mr and Mrs Findlater take a light-hearted look at the daily routines of three other married couples. They follow the wives as they carry out domestic duties and the husbands at work, described as 'a club, no women admitted', a view reinforced by their lunches! Each shares their feelings about their roles and marriage. Young Mrs Coppard jokes about escaping abroad, while older Mrs Gyle-Thompson reflects on the changes she has undergone. Mr Clark, the husband with the lowest income, describes why he's content and wouldn't swap his wife for anyone. Some interesting interviews are also captured in the pub one Sunday.

1958x02 On Call to a Nation

  • 1958-10-22T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

Casting real doctors instead of actors, this film uses scripted scenarios and interviews to see the National Health Service through their eyes. The documentary also shows that there is still division among doctors as to whether the NHS was a sound idea in the first place.

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