It's also everyone's story - treats with your nan. It's the high point of chips and gravy in the school canteen on an otherwise grey day. It's the real story of how the British working classes have really lived, loved, eaten, and had fun over the past 40 years.
What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council houses? And where did it all go so wrong?