It's long cut and still a bit ragged visually, but it has some stunning stuff in it. Those of us who were adults (just) at the time will recognize this world of combovers and men's attire in wool.
Those of you who are too young, or growing up outside British politics at the time, will still find a lot of resonance in the events of today. An insanely powerful media baron goes insane with advanced megalomania, a huge national deficit, a PM with the slimmest of majorities, a previous government brought down by scandal (The Profumo Affair), a scheming Bank of England, and tabloid trivia. Many of the reporters seen here in BBC footage of the time, were later editors of the major newspaper titles. There's also an interesting bit with George Brown talking about his drinking.
All this was of course before the advent of computers. Editorial rooms are a sea of paper, on the floors and on the desks. Journalists type copy up on a typewriter then send it down to the linotype room to be set in metal. The linotype operator retypes the copy into his machine, and letters drop down one by one into a slot with the width of one column. When one line of type is ready, the machine lifts up the line and casts it in hot metal. These are then placed in a chase, which holds all the lines together. The linotype op pulls a hand (galley) print and sends it to be proofread. Upstairs a possible layout for the paper is being sketched on 1:1 paper.
Slowly, as the chosen pictures are half-toned, and the copy is glued into place in the page layout, the paper takes shape; though it can change several times before it goes to press. There were not many aids in fitting a jigsaw of articles into a newspaper - it was mostly the experience of craftsmen that resolved the puzzle.
What an odd world it was. And such a lot has happened since, but many things never change. Like the quest for power. History contains all the lessons needed to ensure that the insane don't achieve power, yet is rarely heeded. Perhaps the quest for power is insanity, or at least a severe Learned Behaviour Disorder. Thor knows how many psychopaths we could identify around us.