The House The 50s Built

9:00pm Thursday, June 28 on C4

The final episode of the series steps outside the house to reveal how the inventions and innovations of the 50s improved our leisure time, from affordable foreign travel to instant coffee.

9:00pm Thursday, June 21 on C4

This series celebrates the science behind the inventions and innovations that transformed the way we used to live, and catapulted the country into the modernity of 1950s Britain. Professor Brendan Walker sets out to discover the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the inventions that took launched post-war Britain into the future. In this edition Brendan focuses on the bedroom, which played host to one of the biggest changes of the 20th century: the birth of the teenager. Five key inventions turned the bedroom into a place where a child could become a teenager.

9:00pm Thursday, June 14 on C4

To coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this series celebrates the science behind the inventions and innovations that transformed the way we used to live, and catapulted the country into the modernity of 1950s Britain. Engineer and showman Professor Brendan Walker sets out to discover the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the inventions that took post-war Britain and launched it into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future. This second episode focuses on the living room. A dramatic transformation reveals how science and technology banished the dark, formal, barely-used front room and gave us a bright, colourful beacon of 50s style that became a hub of family entertainment.

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