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 ten episodes of season one 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. When you have finished watching this season move on to season 2.
- Episode 1: Age of Hope (1900)
- Episode 2: Killing Fields (1914 – 1916)
- Episode 3: Red Flag (1917)
- Episode 4: Lost Peace (1919)
- Episode 5: Sporting Fever (1930)
- Episode 6: On the Line (1924 – 1926)
- Episode 7: Great Escape (1927)
- Episode 8: Breadline (1929)
- Episode 9: Master Race (1933)
- Episode 10: Total War (1939)