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Caravans: A British Love Affair
Wednesday, 25th February 2009
9pm to 10pm
An affectionate documentary about the love affair between the British and their caravans. This love saw the country establish the world's largest caravan manufacturer and transformed the holiday habits of generations of families.
In telling the story of caravanning in Britain from the 1950s through to the present day, the film reveals how caravans were once the plaything of a privileged minority but after World War II became a firm favourite with almost a quarter of British holidaymakers. That is until the rise and rise of the package holiday to Spain and the like from the 1970s.
It explores how changes in caravanning across the years reflect wider changes in British society, in particular the increased availability of cars during the 1950s and 60s, but also the improved roads network and changing attitudes towards holidaymaking and leisure time.
Enthusiasts and contributors include Dorrie van Lachterop from the West Midlands and Christine Fagg from Hertfordshire, remarkable and adventurous women who started touring alone in their caravans during the 1950s. And no, Jeremy Clarkson does not make an appearance in this film...
=== File Information ===
File Name: Caravans - A British Love Affair.avi
Duration: 00:58:20 (87,498 fr)
File Size: 465 MB (or 476,798 KB or 488,241,152 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 975 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.191 bits/pixel
Resolution: 608x336 (1.81:1) [=38:21]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 132 kb/s (66/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
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