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Gladstone and Disraeli: Clash of the Titans

Huw Edwards presents a documentary examining the relationship between Victorian prime ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, whose bitter personal rivalry dominated British politics for 40 years.

Disraeli was a peacock with an elegant wit and an outsider who made it to the top, while Gladstone was an insider and a stern moralist who chopped down trees and saved fallen women, and the two of them drove each other onwards and changed the face of British politics.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 Apr 2009 21:00


Role Contributor
PresenterHuw Edwards
ParticipantRoy Hattersley
ParticipantKenneth Clarke