The Story of Things

Series Five: A World of Wonder - the wonder of the black market

June 3, 2019

On the 80th anniversary of nylon stockings, discover how Britain's insatiable desire for hosiery led to a thriving black market in the wake of the Second World War.  Dr Mark Roodhouse from the University of York's Department of History talks about the 'wonder' that was nylon stockings and how they became bigger business than drug smuggling.