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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Exploring the social history of America through its primetime television. Alan Yentob looks at heroes and the often slender line that separates them from the villains. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Alan Yentob documents the history of US primetime television. This looks at how TV's misfits, some of the most high-risk characters in the primetime crowd, are born. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Alan Yentob documents the history of US primetime television. This episode traces the trajectory of the archetypal American dad from the 1950s to the present. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Ron Howard
Participant:
David Lynch
Participant:
David Chase
Participant:
James L Brooks
Participant:
Jon Hamm
Director:
Tim Kirby
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Alan Yentob explores the history of US primetime TV and reflects on the forces that shaped the evolution of women's roles from the 50s to the present. Show more