Just Looking

Amanda Vickery looks at how shopping has fashioned us over 300 years of consumer culture.


01Shopping For All20010827

In this first programme, she is joined by Alun Michael, MP for the Co-operative Party, to explore shopping for the masses, from pedlars and fairs to the rise of the Co-op.

02The Woman Who Shops20010903

She is joined by feminist critic Elaine Showalter to take on the stereotype of the woman shopper who cannot get enough.

03Do Real Men Shop?20010910

She is joined by John O'farrell, author of `Things Can Only Get Better', to investigate the history of the hidden shopper.

04Is Shopping Bad?20010917

She asks if shopping can escape from the vicious circle of consumption and exploitation.