Cilla's Unswung Sixties

The Swinging Sixties are remembered as the decade where a generation turned on, tuned in and dropped out. London was the epicentre of this cultural explosion, but the reality was that for most people living in Britain the 1960s were not that groovy.

Cilla's Unswung Sixties

Presented by Liverpool’s Queen of Showbiz, Cilla Black, Cilla’s Unswung Sixties – part of the Spirit Of The Sixties season – tells the real story of Britain’s popular culture in a decade synonymous with music and fashion. Drawing on her own memories and experiences Cilla – the original girl next door turned 60s superstar – reveals what the Great British public was really wearing in the 1960s, what records they bought and what they liked to do at the weekend.

Debunking myths and sidestepping stereotypes through the testimonies and archives of people who were there, Cilla’s Unswung Sixties shows a very different but equally colourful decade, as experienced by ordinary men, women and families in the UK.