Reel History of Britain

Beside the Seaside

Series 1 - Episode 20 Beside the Seaside



Melvyn Bragg and the vintage mobile cinema arrive in Blackpool, where they look back to the 1950s, the heyday of British seaside holidays. Comedian Les Dennis discusses his life-long relationship with the town and his inspirations for becoming an entertainer, and Sandra Burslem reflects on appearing in a 1957 film shot in the area. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Contributor Les Dennis
Contributor Sandra Burslem
Executive Producer Ruth Pitt
Series Producer Dympna Jackson