The 70s (TV series)
|Presented by||Dominic Sandbrook|
|Theme music composer||Reigns|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Dominic Crossley-Holland|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Original release||16 April– 7 May 2012|
|Related shows||The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook|
Episode 1: Get It On, 70–72
Air date: 16 April 2012
- During this time, homeownership increased and house prices rocketed. More people went abroad on holidays than in previous years. Tens of thousands of Ugandan Asians move to the UK, having been expelled by its dictator Idi Amin. Coal miners caused major problems for the government of Prime Minister Edward Heath.
Episode 2: Doomwatch, 73–74
Air date: 23 April 2012
- During these years, the UK joined what is now the European Union and there were large increases in inflation and the oil price. The sexual revolution gathered pace and environmental awareness became more common.
Episode 3: Goodbye Great Britain, 75–77
Air date: 30 April 2012
- New laws against sex discrimination were introduced, giving women the same rights at work as men. Football hooliganism, the Queen's silver jubilee and punk rock were other features of these years.
Episode 4: The Winner Takes It All, 77–79
Air date: 7 May 2012
The first episode was watched by around 2.7 million people (an audience share of 10.3%).
Nigel Farndale of the Sunday Telegraph gave it four stars out of five, saying Sandbrook "knows his subject", with the series being entertaining as well as having "a big idea at the core" — that the decade inspired Thatcherism.