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All Madly Educative

Dominic West reads from David Kynaston's vivid and intimate history of Britain in the 1950s, drawing on the letters, diaries and memories of well-known and ordinary people.

The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.

Abridged by Jane Greenwood.

A Loftus Audio production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Thu 27 Jun 2013 14:15

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