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Time Shift: The New Middle Classes (04 March 2007)
Novelist Tim Lott takes a journey through the new social class structure, looking at how the British middle class has altered in the past decade. Lott looks at how old middle class bourgeois attitudes are being challenged by a relatively new breed, dubbed the Moregeoisie by Lott.
As part of the BBC "Time Shift" series, the progamme was fraught with problems due entirely to disorganisation and bad planning on behalf of the series' producers.
As a result, the material gathered - although perfectly usable from my point of view - made up a programme that failed to deliver that expected punch and remains to this day a rather turgid and boring piece.
The unfortunate director was Steve Bowles who tried so very hard to make a decent programme from the mis-managed hierarchy.
Quote: "I caught the last half of a somewhat quirky documentary on BBC Two the other night, called The New Middle Classes (it was part of the excellent Time Shift series). While it was talking about the “new middle classes” in the UK (which still has to be one of the most class-conscious nations in the world), one point they made rings true, I think, for ‘middle class’ people everywhere: the sense of guilt alleviation and self-satisfaction that is brought along by doing the ‘right things’. The right things include eating (and shopping for) organic / locally produced / free trade food, recycling (those PET bottles of Fiji Spring Water for instance), composting, and such."
AVI File Details
Name.........: Time Shift - The New Middle Classes.avi
Filesize.....: 600 MB (or 614,418 KB or 629,164,032 bytes)
Runtime......: 00:59:05 (88,621 fr)
Video Codec..: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1300 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 112 kb/s (56/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.97
Frame Size...: 624x352 (1.77:1) [=39:22]
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