Wednesday 3 June 2009 8.54am
I caught this show last night on BBC4:
It's made up of snippets from a series of films made by the British government during the 1940s to 1980s to promote Britain overseas. It's going to be shown again tonight at 10 pm, I think.
It was fascinating and funny, but also rather sad, to watch. So much of the British culture shown has vanished. Of course, they're propaganda films, so they may not have been that true even at the time, but they do show Britain in the way I perceived it as an American growing up, in all its tradition, eccentricity, decency, and sense of fair play.