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The Bow Dialogues

Joan Bakewell revisits the series of debates that took place in St Mary-le-Bow church in London from 1964 to 1979 between unconventional churchman Joseph McCulloch and the writers, politicians and actors of the day.

Visiting speakers were asked to engage with contemporary moral issues, resulting in memorable talks including Diana Rigg on sexual freedom, Peter Cook on life, death and Satan and Enoch Powell on race.

The programme features archive recordings and contributions from Sheila Hancock, Margaret Drabble, Denis Norden, Katharine Whitehorn and Eileen Atkins.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Jan 2009 15:00
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