Andrew Marr on the making of modern Britain

Following his History of Modern Britain in the second half of the 20th century, Andrew Marr in 2009 turned his attention to the period 1900–45 with a new BBC Two series. David Musgrove asked him what he'd learnt about The Making of Modern Britain

Andrew Marr pictured in London in July 2015. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the October 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Q: Is there an overarching theme running through the series?

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