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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Podcast: I'm All Right Jack! Britain in 1959 - UK National Archives

Podcast: I'm All Right Jack! Britain in 1959"The famous Boulting Brothers film I'm All Right Jack! was released just over 50 years ago. The film, in which a blundering innocent causes a nationwide strike, was a satire - but did it also reflect social realities in 1959? Were trade unions and government on a collision course at this time? Does it reflect other trends in post-war Britain? This talk analyses the film and examines related material in the public record of the late 1950s - some of the results may seem surprising from today's perspective"

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