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Sir Robert Walpole

The Prime Ministers, Series 1 Episode 1 of 8

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 February 2009

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson explores how Britain's prime ministers have used their power, responded to the challenges of their time and made the job what it is today.

The first of Nick's eight portraits is of Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest serving prime minister, who served from 1721 to 1742.


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