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BBC Documentaries: Season 2004

2004x47 The Truth About 60s TV

  • 2004-06-05T20:00:00Z on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Even people who have never seen it claim that television in the Sixties was better than it is now, perhaps the best there has ever been.

For three decades, commentators have hailed Civilisation, Cathy Come Home, Dad's Army and The Wednesday Play as prime examples of a 'golden age' of television.

Far less time is spent recalling the ratings success of Miss World and The Black and White Minstrel Show.

As part of BBC FOUR's mind-expanding trip back to the Sixties, writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson takes a fresh look at 1960s television and explodes some long-cherished myths about the era.