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The satire boom and the demise of Britain’s world role
Stuart Ward

television series such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Goodies, Ripping Yarns and the Blackadder series. But even more significantly, the satire boom played an important role in shaping popular attitudes towards an imperial nation in decline. The idea that the British race was ordained to spread British culture and civilisation around the globe had been one of the core ideological precepts

in British culture and the end of empire