iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : Witness
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters
Image for Lord Palmerston

Listen now 15 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Lord Palmerston

The Prime Ministers, Series 1 Episode 4 of 8

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 March 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.

Lord Palmerston, whose colourful private life masked his skill at manipulating the press.

Broadcasts

Buy online

Available on: Audio download

From one supplier: iTunes

Where to buy

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss