His bit about kitchens last week was quite interesting. How to make your own laminate, not so much. This week, engineer Brendan Walker continues to explore the changes around the home in post-war Britain, focusing on the living room. The 50s saw the introduction of the television set, wallpaper paste and vinyl emulsion, and the curvy dining chair for ever linked to a memorable 1960s image featuring Christine Keeler, the woman at the centre of a political scandal.