Ken Loach, Joan Bakewell, Trevor Phillips, Michael Grace, Martha Kearney, Ed Balls, Lyse Doucet and Alex Crawford join Melvyn Bragg as he explores the extraordinary impact British television has made on the nation's culture since its first great unifying moment - the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Filmed at Bafta, Bragg and his interviewees highlight the way television has reflected and influenced Great Britain as a whole, challenging authority, redefining celebrity, and evolving the concept of democracy.