Love And Marriage: A 20th Century Romance

December 2015
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S1 Ep3 - To Have And To Hold

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To Have and To Hold - The final part of the series looks at how marriage has survived in the modern era from the 1980s onwards. Although the divorce rate increased - reaching an all-time high in the mid-1990s - marriage has adapted to these pressures. Five couples, whose relationships personify modern marriage, talk about what it takes to make a happy marriage in today’s world. Punk rocker Toyah Wilcox and her musician husband Robert Fripp are amongst those who reveal their secrets. (From the U...
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S1 Ep2 - To Love And Obey

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To Love and Obey - This series follows the ups and downs of marriage in Britain from the 1900s to the present day. The second episode reveals how in the 1960s and 70s the traditional ideals of marriage were questioned and challenged as never before by rebellious youth, feminism and the permissive society. Feminist icon Rosie Boycott, tabloid model Maureen Flanagan, racial equality activist Rosalind Howells and deb-rebel Fiona McCarthy are amongst those who tell their extraordinary stories. (Fro...
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S1 Ep1 - For Better, For Worse

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For Better, For Worse - This three-part series follows the ups and downs of marriage in Britain from the 1900s to the present day. The first episode explores the strengths and weaknesses of the Victorian marriage ideal. Surprisingly it reveals that despite mass unemployment and the tragedy of two world wars most marriages not only survived, some became even stronger. Agony aunt Denise Robertson, national treasure Hetty Bower, and writer Diana Athill are amongst those who reveal their most intim...
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