Behind the Scenes of Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

Here I’ve given an interview to the BBC History magazine online, HistoryExtra, about how in the 1950s, following long years of austerity and sacrifice, ordinary Britons were suddenly better off than ever. Many used their newfound spending power to embrace both consumerism and modernism. This was an optimistic age of new materials, such as plastics and bright colours. But, as I outlined in Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home, not all the items Britons purchased were as well designed as they might have been – and some were downright dangerous.

Interview with BBC History Magazine’s TV editor, Jonathan Wright

2 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

  1. This series, is your most important work – ever. Thank you, for taking the trouble. One on the period 1901-1945, would also, be very welcome ..

    Wishing you well,


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