An entertaining documentary series that views popular culture as seen through the media in the baby boomer years.
Witness to Yesterday is a Canadian docudrama television series which featured staged interviews with historical personalities. It was first broadcast by Global Television Network in 1974, then produced by TVOntario to 1976. A 12-episode revival of the series was produced in 1998 for History Television.
The Days Before Yesterday was a Canadian historical documentary television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1973.
The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow is a Hong Kong television drama serial that originally aired on Jade from 27 January to 21 February 2003. According to legend, Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing dynasty may not have died of natural death and was actually assassinated. The plot is an imaginative time-traveling story based on the continuation of what happens after the assassination attempt. The drama is produced by TVB under executive producer Siu Hin-fai. With an average of 2.21 million viewers, the drama is the fourth highest rating drama series of 2003. It received five nominations at the TVB Anniversary Awards, winning four. Maggie Cheung Ho-yee won the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress and one of twelve My Favourite Television Character awards, while Paul Chun won My Favourite Powerhouse Actor. Kwong Wa was nominated for the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor, and won one of twelve My Favourite Television Character awards.
All Our Yesterdays was a television programme, produced by Granada Television, which ran weekly from 1960 to 1973 and from 1987 to 1989. The format was snippets of newsreels shown in cinemas 25 years ago that week. The final series concentrated on 1939. The presenters were: ⁕James Cameron – 1960 to 1961 ⁕Brian Inglis – 1961 to 1973 ⁕Bernard Braden – 1987 to 1989 The years to 1964 focused on the build-up to the Second World War, mixed with more lighthearted fare. The series continued mostly with war footage from 1964 to 1970. Comic relief was provided by wartime cartoons, especially by Osbert Lancaster for the Daily Express. The captions were read by actors. One wartime newsreel which found a new audience was "Hoch der Lambeth Valk". This propaganda film of a Nazi rally, with goose-stepping parades, had been re-edited, reversing some sequences, so the marchers appeared to be dancing "The Lambeth Walk". The effect became a favourite. The title of this series alludes to Macbeth's soliloquy in Act 5 Scene 5 after Lady Macbeth's death.