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Roy Jenkins

Great Lives, Series 18 Episode 2 of 8

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 April 2009

Matthew Parris presents the biographical series in which his guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Polly Toynbee, David Steel and Dick Taverne argue that Roy Jenkins, former home secretary, chancellor, president of the European Commission and founder member of the SDP, was one of the greatest politicians of the post-Second World War era.



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