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Dawn of a New Era

Series 1 - Episode 19 Dawn of a New Era



Melvyn Bragg travels to Manchester, where he focuses on the 1900s, and learns how work in the Lancashire cotton mills shaped the childhoods of local people. A fairground owner catches a glimpse of his grandfather on film, and there is also a look at a valuable discovery in a Blackburn basement.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Executive Producer Ruth Pitt
Series Producer Dympna Jackson