Ready Teddy

Half a century ago, teddy boys were the first great working class, post war British youth cult. Teds were stylish, loud and occasionally violent, and provided the first evidence to suggest that the grey world of austerity and rationing might be on the verge of a big change. Ray Gosling was one of Britain's first teddy boys, and in this programme he returns to his home town, Northampton, attends a rock 'n' roll dance, and meets the barber who gave him his first quiff. But he also addresses the bad side of the teddy boy phenomenon, and their involvement in the 1958 Notting Hill riots.



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