The Long View with Jonathan Freedland

The Long View with Jonathan Freedland

Examining the past behind the present, the Long View finds stories from history that resonate in today’s headlines. Presented by Jonathan Freedland, this series will throw old light onto new stories about super-injunctions, the space shuttle and the BBC’s move to Salford. The half hour programme is broadcast weekly on Tuesdays at 9am on Radio 4 with series in the winter and the summer.

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  • 06 Aug 14: Coffee Shop Boom

    Wed, 6 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Jonathan Freedland explores the boom in coffee shops now and in the 17th century with guests including food writer Jay Rayner. Producer: Laurence Grissell

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  • 30 Jul 14: Young British Fighters Abroad

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    Through the prism of history, Jonathan Freedland considers our attitudes towards young people who volunteer to fight in foreign wars.

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  • 23 Jul 14: Nigel Farage and John Wilkes

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of Nigel Farage by comparing him to the eighteenth century libertarian, John Wilkes, who sent shockwaves through the political establishment and saw himself as the defender of the ordinary man.

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  • 16 Jul 14: The Politics of History Textbooks

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Jonathan Freedland examines the current anxieties surrounding the teaching of history through the prism of history textbooks from around a century ago with his guests in front of an audience at the Chalke Valley History Festival.

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