“The House the 50s Built” celebrates the science behind the inventions and innovations that transformed the way we lived and made 1950s Britain modern. Engineer and showman Brendan Walker sets out to discover the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future, under its new young Queen Elizabeth II. Brendan learns from practical, hands-on experience what it took to bring about the 50s revolution by reconstructing a house. Each programme focuses on a room and fast-forwards it through the 1950s, showcasing how progress in the home triggered a wave of social change.
Release Date: June 7, 2012 (US)
External Link: Channel 4