Robert Peston reveals how shopping in Britain was transformed over the 20th century. This episode charts how shopping was transformed from a chore to be endured in the 1950s into our favourite pastime by the 1980s.
BBC Two - Robert Peston Goes Shopping, Seduction
Plenty of people loathe them, but millions rely on them. Out-of-town superstores - bigger, uglier brothers of standard-sized supermarkets - are an inescapable part of the modern British landscape.
BBC News - How first out-of-town superstore changed the UK
There are continuing fears for the health of the high street:
Can anyone save the High Street?
Revitalising the UK’s high streets will be the centre of attention this week as Mary Portas updates her rescue plan. By James Hall .
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