The Nineties, a decade that saw technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, inter-racial conflict in Los Angeles to New York and all points in between, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance to the mainstream. A series of extraordinary events crowded across the world stage, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the reunification of Germany and the end of apartheid in South Africa, while everything from culture to commerce was irrevocably altered as the world went online, and a groundbreaking, genre-bending new era of television change the world forever.
This epic new documentary series uses rare and archival footage alongside interviews with renowned journalists, historians, musicians and television cast and crew to give us a window into the decade that set the stage for the way we live today. Check out the episodes below:
The One About TV – Parts 1 & 2
A decade of the fantastic and the familiar – from Twin Peaks to Friends to Sex and the City
Isn’t it Ironic
From Country music to gangsta rap, genre begets subgenre in a decade of musical diversity
The Comeback Kid
A look at the remarkable resilience of Bill Clinton – America’s first Baby Boom president
New World Order
World events bring about fundamental change during the first few years of the decade.
The Information Age
The World Wide Web changes the fabric of modern life, but the brave new tech world has a dark side
Terrorism Hits Home
A decade of politically and religiously motivated violence shakes America.
Can We All Get Along?
Progress is made in America’s struggle with racial equality, but a price is paid.
From Emmy Award winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, The Nineties - out on DVD 21st May - is the follow-up to its acclaimed predecessors The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties - all available on DVD from Network Distributing now.
For your chance to win one of two boxsets of The Nineties answer the question below:
Which year did TV series Friends start during the Nineties?