Car­a­vans: A Bri­tish Love Af­fair

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Thurs­day 12 Oc­to­ber @mid­night, BBC Four

Few sub­jects di­vide the clas­sic car com­mu­nity like car­a­vans (ex­cept for the MoT ex­emp­tion furore, per­haps). Car­a­vans may have been around for more than 100 years, but this BBC Four doc­u­men­tary cov­ers the pe­riod from the 1950s up to the present day. It re­veals how car­a­vans, once the play­things of a priv­i­leged few,

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be­came a firm favourite with al­most a quar­ter of Bri­tish hol­i­day­mak­ers after World War Two. It’s also a very suc­cinct and nos­tal­gic way of see­ing the dif­fer­ent types of cars that have been used to tow car­a­vans through the decades. Ford Con­suls, Austin Land­crabs, Com­mer vans – they’re all in there. Even a Jaguar E-type re­cieves a cameo role! Mur­ray Scul­lion

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