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Fabric of Britain

Episode 1: Knitting's Golden Age

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

The story of how knitting rose from basic craft to the height of popular fashion in the 20th century, and sustained Britain through the hardships of war. Show more

Fabric of Britain

Episode 2: The Story of Wallpaper

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Paul Martin looks at wallpaper from the 16th century to the present. It may seem insignificant, but governments have tried to control it and it has even threatened to poison us. Show more

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Presenter:
Paul Martin
Executive Producer:
Mike Poole

Fabric of Britain

Episode 3: The Wonder of Embroidery

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Medievalist Dan Jones goes in search of surviving works from the great age of English embroidery, some of which survived the destruction of art during the Reformation. Show more