Let's Dance!

Four programmes about party-going since the Edwardian era.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971121]The first of four programmes about party-going since the Edwardian era. Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself. Gone is the formality of the pre-First World War ball, with its hostesses, chaperones and formalised conventions. By the 1930s, things were more informal. and party-goers were expected to do just as they pleased. Producer Tony Sellors
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971128]The second of four programmes about party-going since the Edwardian era. Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself. But even in the midst of the Second World War. some things never changed. Producer Tony Sellors
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971205]The third of four programmes about Party-going since the Edwardian era. Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself. But though the music might change, the dancing goes on. Producer Tony Sellors
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971212]The last of four programmes about party-going since the Edwardian era.

How present-day parties compare with the balls of the past. Producer Tony Sellors

The last of four programmes about party-going since the Edwardian era.

How present-day parties compare with the balls of the past. Producer Tony Sellors

011997112119980310Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself.

Gone is the formality of the pre-World War I ball, with its hostesses, chaperones and formalised conventions.

By the 1930s, things were more informal, and party-goers were expected to do just as they pleased.

021997112819980317Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself.
031997120519980324Party etiquette has changed over the century, just like society itself.

But though the music might change, the dancing goes on.

04 LAST1997121219980331How present-day parties compare with the balls of the past.