UK Politics

Political thinkers: Mill, Marx, Schumacher and Paine

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Image caption My favourite political thinker films run on Friday's Daily Politics

Great political thinkers from history are being cheered by famous faces of today in a series of Daily Politics films.

Reporter Giles Dilnot talks to those who are championing those who are known to historians, but perhaps not to the wider public.

The films are airing on Friday's Daily Politics - broadcast at lunchtimes on BBC and at midnight on BBC Parliament - which are then on iPlayer for UK viewers for seven days, but the full films can also be seen below.

Some of the contributors then join Andrew Neil in the studio for a debate with his guests of the day to follow up the ideas in their film.

Gandhi film (from Hardeep Singh Kohli)

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Media captionBroadcast 4 July 2014

John Locke film (from Lisa Nandy)

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Media captionBroadcast 20 June 2014

Peter Kropotkin film (from Tom Hodgkinson)

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Media captionBroadcast 9 May 2014

Niccolo Machiavelli film (from John McTernan)

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Media captionBroadcast 2 May 2014

Edmund Burke film (from Jesse Norman)

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Media captionBroadcast 21 March 2014

Friedrich Hayek film (from Louise Cooper)

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Media captionBroadcast on 31 January 2014

Mary Wollstonecraft film (from Gloria de Piero)

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Media captionBroadcast on 24 January 2014

Ayn Rand film (from Charlie Wolf)

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Media captionBroadcast on 10 January 2014

J S Mill film (from Toby Young)

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Media captionBroadcast on 6 December 2013

Thomas Paine film (from Norman Baker)

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Media captionBroadcast on 29 November 2013

E F Schumacher film (from Alistair McGowan)

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Media captionBroadcast on 8 November 2013

Karl Marx film (from Owen Jones)

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Media captionBroadcast on 1 November 2013

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