Rude Britannia

2016
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3. You Never Had It So Rude

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The final part of a series exploring British traditions of satire and bawdy humour brings the story of a naughty nation up to date and explores how a mass democracy of rude emerged, beginning with the 1960s revolutions and continuing with the today's controversies.
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1. A History Most Satirical, Bawdy, Lewd and Offensive

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In the early 18th century, Georgian Britain was a nation openly, gloriously and often shockingly rude. This was found in the graphic art of Hogarth, Gillray, Rowlandson and George Cruikshank, and the rude theatrical world of John Gay and Henry Fielding. Singer Lucie Skeaping helps show the Georgian taste for lewd and bawdy ballads, and there is a dip into the literary tradition of rude words via the poetry of Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and Lord Byron, and Laurence Sterne's novel Tristram Sh...
Episodes 2015
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2. Presents Bawdy Songs and Lewd Photographs

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A popular culture of rudeness managed to survive and even thrive in the long era of Victorian values, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until the 1950s. The arrival of photography in the Victorian age sparked a moral panic, as rude and saucy images became available to anyone who had the money to buy them.
Episodes 2012

3. You Never Had It So Rude

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Radio, TV and theatre provided outlets for satire and bawdy humour in the 20th century.(R)

2. Presents Bawdy Songs and Lewd Photographs

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Traditions of satire and lewd humour survived and thrived in the era of Victorian values.(R)
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