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Jonathan Aitken

Wendy Robbins presents a series revisiting the childhood neighbourhoods of influential Britons.

Former Conservative cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, convicted of perjury in 1999, takes Wendy to Dublin to talk about his childhood there, where he remembers his unconventional early home - a hospital ward run by Catholic nuns for children with TB. They also visit his second home in Halesworth in Suffolk, where Jonathan learned to walk again, as did his father, who had been severely injured during the Second World War.

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30 minutes

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Tue 29 Sep 2009 21:30