The Spirit of '45 captivates audiences across the country

The Spirit of '45 had the nation talking last night during its network premiere on Film 4, causing the film to trend on Twitter. and seeing a cascade of discussion on the film's Facebook page. If you want to find out more about Ken Loach's exploration of the creation of British welfare state, then make sure you grab a copy of the DVD, a special 2 disc edition with over 7 hours of extra material including:


- 22 Extended interviews with all contributors to the film including all new material
- Interview with Ken Loach
- Ken Loach short film: Which Side Are You On?
- Audio Description option for the blind or partially sighted
- English HOH subtitles
- UK Trailer

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ’45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

Here are some of the most exciting tweets from last night's twitter storm: