• Eyewitness: 1950-1999

  • Voices from the BBC Archives
  • By: Joanna Bourke
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-06-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
  • 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eyewitness accounts from the BBC Archive are at the heart of this unique history of the latter half of the 20th century, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith.
The events of 1950-1999 are described by the people who saw them happen, from the Festival of Britain in 1951 through to the dawn of a new millennium at the end of 1999. In between are the eras of the Angry Young Men, the Teddy Boys and the Punk Rockers; the arrival of rock and roll and the permissive society; the advent of industrial strife in England and sectarian unrest in Northern Ireland; the rise to power of Margaret Thatcher; the miners' strike, three-day week and Winter of Discontent; the Queen's Silver Jubilee; the IRA's campaign of bombing and the eventual Good Friday agreement; and the marriage of Prince Charles, the death of Princess Diana, the Poll Tax riots and the British participation in wars in the Middle East and Bosnia.
Events both joyful and sorrowful are illustrated with fascinating and rarely heard archive recordings, with a linking narration by the historian Joanne Bourke. Thought-provoking and moving, these are the voices of the past speaking to the present day.
©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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By brian on 04-10-17

An excellent retrospective

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, for the history

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite character, they were all great.

Have you listened to any of Tim Pigott-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have, as excellent as the others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The reports on the death of the former Princess Diana hit me hard.

Any additional comments?

A must-have for history fans, especially those of British history.

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