Welcome to Britain – a place where anger is all the rage. On public transport, on the roads, to our Neighbours and on holiday, anger is becoming increasingly common. This eye-opening new series features some of the most extraordinary outbursts ever caught on camera. Explosive footage filmed by bystanders and those caught up in the brouhaha reveals that people can flare up at the most trivial things. First-hand testimony from those who were there at the time explains what happened and what the trouble was all about, while controversial interviews with perpetrators and victims give the perspective from both sides of the altercation. Just what is making Britain so angry?
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 60 minutes
Angry Britain - Angry young men - Netflix
The “angry young men” were a group of mostly working- and middle-class British playwrights and novelists who became prominent in the 1950s. The group's leading figures included John Osborne and Kingsley Amis. The phrase was originally coined by the Royal Court Theatre's press officer in order to promote Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger. It is thought to be derived from the autobiography of Leslie Paul, founder of the Woodcraft Folk, whose Angry Young Man was published in 1951. Following the success of the Osborne play, the label “angry young men” was later applied by British media to describe young writers who were characterised by a disillusionment with traditional British society. The term, always imprecise, began to have less meaning over the years as the writers to whom it was originally applied became more divergent, and many of them dismissed the label as useless.
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British New Wave, also known as the Angry Young Man film genre—a British film genre of the 1960s, featuring working-class heroes and left-wing themes.