DVD: The Making of Modern Britain, For retail & rental (2entertain)

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The Independent Culture

From the fall of the empire to the rise of democracy, via the birth of eugenics, a media explosion, a motoring revolution and a bit of music-hall bawdiness thrown in for good measure – and that's just the first show in Andrew Marr's magnificent story of Britain from the death of Queen Vic to the end of the Second World War.

If the history weren't entertaining enough (which it surely is), Marr's delivery of his own tight script is punchy and enthralling. A triumph.