Britain’s Got Class (1 x 60′) – Class remains a British obsession. But what exactly does it mean – and how much does it matter in the 21st century? Is the nation still divided into the traditional upper, middle and lower classes – or do we now have a new class system, structured in an entirely different way?
The Great British Class Survey, a nationwide interactive survey designed by leading academics in conjunction with BBC Lab UK, examines what class means in Britain today. Since January more than 140,000 people across the country have taken part, and this hour-long special programme looks at what the results mean, exploring the true make-up of Britain and its social groups, using the findings of the largest study of its kind ever conducted in the UK.
In a separate one-off programme following Britain’s Got Class on BBC Two, a more comic interpretation of the survey findings will be provided.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011