This is television's first history of the heritage debate. The series explores changing attitudes towards the past in post war Britain. It's the story of how our feelings about our history have changed in recent times, what those shifts tell us about ourselves and how they've shaped who we are. Times architecture critic, Tom Dyckoff takes us on this journey of discovery. Taking key events since the war - events that changed Britain - Saving Britain's Past combines social history, ideas and emotions, archive and stunning shots of Britain at its best. In seven dramatic stories, the British men and women who have campaigned and protested to save our heritage will tell their stories for the first time. Each programme will reveal how economic realities conflict with sentiment, how heritage organisations have worked with - or failed to work with - communities, how the demands of real life, marry - or not - with the purist visions of academic types, of how Britain, in a radical period of post-war change, decided what to keep and what to lose.