Robert Menzies appeals to the middle classes then forms The Liberal Party to recapture the prime ministership in 1949. Prosperity follows. Home ownership and immigration rises. Only communism threatens.
In the second of three programs which tell the story of The Queen as she reaches her Diamond Jubilee, Andrew Marr assesses her moves to modernise the monarchy, from the abolition of the presentation of debutantes in 1958, to the very modern wedding of William and Catherine last year. Prince William and Prince Harry discuss their grandmother's influence on the wedding day, from the guest list to the choice of uniforms.
Having spent nearly two years researching President Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland in 1963, presenter Ryan Tubridy takes us on a remarkable journey behind the scenes of this era-defining visit. Ryan is both obsessed by, and passionate about, the impact this event had on Ireland.
In the first of this three-part series which looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr tells the story of the young girl who never expected to reign over us. Sixty years after she acceded to the throne, he looks at what she actually does for us both at home and abroad.