Professor Brendan Walker sets out to discover the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the inventions that took drab, black and white post-war Britain and launched it, under its new young Queen Elizabeth II, into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future. Brendan learns from practical, hands-on experience exactly what it took to bring about the 50s revolution by reconstructing a house. Each episode focuses on a room and fast-forwards it through the 1950s, showcasing how progress in the home triggered a tsunami of social change. The first programme focuses on the kitchen, where free-standing cupboards, mangles and larders were replaced by fitted units, twin-tubs and refrigerators - and the all-important food processor. Contributors include Maureen Lipman, Fay Weldon, and Kevin McCloud.