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Gyles Brandreth recalls Five Ages from his life from his extensive diaries. This first programme is on the 1950s and early 60s. In 1959 he stood as a Liberal in his school's mock General Election. He lost badly. In the real election, Harold Macmillan was returned to Number Ten with a big majority. Gyles ordered a copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover -- his housemaster confiscated it. It was the time of the first satellite, Sputnik, President John F Kennedy, and the Cuban missile crisis. Gyles records them all.

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