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Programme 4: Home Grown

In the 1960s two up, two down houses sheltered families of twenty. Four brothers shared a bed in one room, five sisters in the other. If you wanted space and fresh air, you lived on a farm or spilled out into the neighbourhood. You walked to school and maybe got a job at sixteen. Childhood were never promised a future of wealth and many emigrated. Now children have their own en-suites as well as a television and a computer. They are driven to violin lessons, discos and school. 

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