Reel History of Britain

Beside the Seaside

Series 1 - Episode 20 Beside the Seaside

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Summary

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
Documentary