What people are saying about the film
"Throwaway History is a fascinating and fun trip down memory lane. It tells the story of not just what we consumed but how we lived our lives. This is a must watch for anyone interested in the intriguing tale of how Britain became a consumer society".
Harry Wallop, author of 'Consumed', and Daily Telegraph writer.
"All our yesterdays brought to life in a way that's unique and completely compelling".
"An enjoyable, sometimes shamelessly nostalgic romp through the now considerable history of consumerism. Highly recommended".
Paul Lay, HISTORY TODAY
"There's a PhD thesis waiting to be written on the role played by packaging in the evolution of contemporary culture. And no better source of reference on which to draw than 'In Search of Our Throwaway History'".
Des King, PACKAGING NEWS
"For me it was the matey bubble bath bottle: I was struck dumb by nostalgia...Seeing it wasn't just like seeing an old friend, but a friend whom I'd always assumed was lost for good. Maybe that sounds dramatic, but trust me, the sensation was, too".
Gordon Comstock, CREATIVE REVIEW
"Watching this with others will produce a continual chorus of "Ooh, I remember that," and "Wow, I forgot about them". As Tony the Tiger liked to say, "It's Grrreat".
BEST OF BRITISH MAGAZINE
"This feature-length documentary is the ultimate nostalgia trip. The interviews with the general public discussing their memories and stories are particularly enjoyable to watch".
DISCOVER YOUR HISTORY
"You’ll be surprised at the emotions a crisp packet can trigger".
ABSOLUTELY NOTTING HILL
"Over the course of this enjoyable DVD, Robert Opie takes us on a journey through more than 100 years of consumer disposables... reviving more than a few memories... and demonstrating how these nostalgic icons reflect and evoke their times".