People’s Century is a television documentary series co-produced by PBS and the BBC which examines major events which shaped the 20th century from the perspective of people collectively rather than focusing on key individuals. The American version and British version had some slight differences including different narrators.
There are 26 episodes in total, split across three seasons which were aired in 1995, 1996, and 1997 (one per year). We have all eight episodes of season two available to watch here on Documentary Vine, navigate them via the numbered tabs beneath the video player or via the episode link list below. The entire series was released as a huge VHS box set in 1997 but was never released on DVD. If you haven’t already then first watch season one, when you have finished watching season two then proceed to season three.
- Episode 1: Brave New World (1945)
- Episode 2: Boomtime (1948)
- Episode 3: Freedom Now (1947)
- Episode 4: Fallout (1945)
- Episode 5: Asia Rising (1951)
- Episode 6: Skin Deep (1957)
- Episode 7: Endangered Planet (1959)
- Episode 8: Picture Power (1963)