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Will Self: Pity the Young

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First broadcast:
Friday 01 November 2013

Will Self reflects on the malign influence of the older generation on the young as the population of Britain ages. "In my darker moments - of which there are quite a few - I often envision the baby boomer generation as a giant and warty toad squatting on the youth of our society".

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Will Self
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