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Prime Ministers, The: Series One

Synopsis
This BBC radio series presents eight fifteen minute profiles of notable British Prime Ministers. Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest-serving prime minister; Lord North, remembered as the prime minister who lost America; Sir Robert Peel, who put national interest before party; Lord Palmerston, who cultivated a cavalier image and dominated mid-Victorian politics; Benjamin Disraeli turned his skills as a novelist to politics and became Britain’s first Jewish-born prime minister; David Lloyd George, Welsh radical who set up the early welfare state, became a presidential PM in the First World War and split the Liberal party; Stanley Baldwin, the first prime minister to master radio broadcasting, his notion of Englishness shaped inter-war Britain; and, Clement Attlee, who lacked any charisma, but created the modern welfare state and managed the big political beasts in his Cabinet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
politicians; political history; prime ministers; British history

Credits

Contributor
Nick Robinson

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£10.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio

Distributor

 

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