Andrew marr's the making of modern britain

Town Hall Birmingham stars in the first episode of Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain on BBC2 at 9pm Wednesday 28 October.

The 175 year old Grade I listed building, scene of David Lloyd George’s narrow escape from baying crowds during a heated debate in 1901, features in the latest BBC series which is written and presented by the journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr.

The first episode sees Marr explore the turbulent relationship between MP Lloyd George (later to become Prime Minister) and Joseph Chamberlain, a popular British statesman and reformist who contributed much to the city of Birmingham, as well as bringing the era to life through descriptions of the struggle for women’s suffrage, the birth of the popular press and an account of the day Mr Rolls met Mr Royce and kicked off a revolution in motoring.

Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain was broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Wednesday 28 October and will be available on BBC iPlayer for seven days from the broadcast date