This week Walker focuses on the kitchen and the labour-saving devices that managed to bring some massive improvements to women’s lives.
This week the show focuses on the living room. A transformation shows how science and technology banished the dark, formal, barely-used front room and gave us a colourful beacon of 50s style that became the centre of family entertainment.
This week the show focues on the bedroom. During the 1950s the bedroom played host to one of the biggest changes of the 20th century, the birth of the teenager. The booming economy saw money in the pockets of children leaving school at 16, and science was providing many different things for them to spend it on.
Brendan is outside the house to learn how the inventions and innovations of the 50s improved our leisure time. He looks at how pesticides and lethal chemicals created in wartime transformed the garden from a muddy vegetable patch into a multicoloured vision of beauty.