On Your Uppers | Parsons On Class

Newspaper columnist Tony PARSONS explores the British class system. How have the aristocratic Gordon-Duff-Penningtons, owner of Muncaster Castle in Cumbria, adapted to suit the new economic environment?

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 28'45''
  • Broadcast year: 1996
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | What is identity? | Aspects of identity and the associated cultural characteristics: ethnicity, gender (including non-binary and trans identity), social class, sexuality, age, disability. Fluid identities.

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Parsons On Class
  • Episode: On Your Uppers