Britain Then & Now


1 x 60' Monday 29th August 2012 ITV 1

Imagine you could turn back the clock and revisit a moment from the past. This is precisely the challenge set by the residents of one East London Street when they celebrated the Queens jubilee with a street party, exactly how the street had done for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

By tracking down the original party goers and piecing together people’s memories from the day could the present days residents of Morpeth Street really party like it’s 1953? What unfolds is a fascinating look at the huge social upheavals in post war Britain as witnessed by the ordinary people of London’s West End.