Disappearing Britain

Using remarkable BFI archive, this series looks at the demise of the English Holiday Camp, the decline of the UK's coal industry and the evolution of the nation's favourite beverage.

Using remarkable unseen BFI archive Disappearing Britain sees Sarah Lancashire look at the demise of the Great British Holiday tradition of Wakes Weeks and the English Holiday Camp, Ricky Tomlinson takes a passionately personal look at the decline of the UK’s coal industry and Wendy Craig goes in search of how the rituals associated with nation's favourite beverage have changed since the days when everything stopped for tea.

Production Information

Broadcaster: Channel 5 & History Channel

TX Date: November 2006

Format: 3 x 60

Produced in association with: Testimony Films and the British Film Institute

Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley

Steve Humphries


Wendy Craig

Sarah Lancashire

Ricky Tomlinson