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Signs of the Times 1992

  • 1992-02-02T17:10:00-08:00
  • BBC Two
  • 1992-01-04T16:00:00-08:00
  • 45 mins
  • 3 hours, 45 mins
  • Documentary
‘Signs of the Times’ originally came about as a collaboration between director Nick Barker and photographer Martin Parr, as a BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary in the 1990s. It is considered an early version of the reality television that is such a mainstay in today’s landscape. In order to gain access to people’s homes a call out was placed in the national and regional press asking for volunteers for a programme documenting people’s homes and tastes. Clearly the British public weren’t shy as over two thousand people applied and from that, fifty were chosen from a range of ages, races, genders and social backgrounds.

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