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Frederic Raphael's classic television series The Glittering Prizes traced the lives of a group of gifted Cambridge University undergraduates in post-war Britain as they rose through university and made an impact on the wider world.

Now, over thirty years later, Raphael has updated the story for a BBC Radio 4 series. Kenan Malik assesses the results.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Oct 2007 21:45

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