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Timeshift: The Great British Seaside Holiday (BBC 4 Wednesday 12 July 2023)

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Timeshift: The Great British Seaside Holiday airs Wednesday 12 July 2023 on BBC 4.

What can we expect from this episode

Timeshift gives us a celebration of British seaside holidays from their Victorian beginnings through their heyday in the 1950s and subsequent decline and attempts at reinvention.

Jonathan Meades, Martin Parr, and Bill Pertwee are just a few of the interviewees who discuss how the seaside has always been a place to let down one’s guard and be one’s true self. Different traditions and a working-class and middle-class nostalgia for a time when life’s pleasures were simpler and foreign holidays were the preserve of the very rich are discussed, as are the impact of different types of seaside experiences, such as end-of-the-pier shows, scary landladies, and holiday camps.

When can we see the episode

Timeshift: The Great British Seaside Holiday airs Wednesday 12 July 2023 at 11.55pm on BBC 4

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