This is the first of a four-part series, exploring the post-war British workplace covering seven decades of turbulent change.
Kirsty Young presents a series that uses a blend of testimony from ordinary workers and archive footage.
The first episode looks at the period immediately after the Second World War, when there was full employment and a wave of nationalisation across industry.
It was also a period of growing trade unions.
The British At Work— We Can Make It 1945–65 is on from Thursday 10 March, 9pm, BBC2