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Thomas Dixon concludes his major new history of friendship in a final omnibus edition covering the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries.

Historian Thomas Dixon considers the First World War, the Depression and growing urbanisation, the Second World War, the sexual revolution and the arrival of new technology in this closing omnibus edition of Five Hundred Years of Friendship.

Baroness Shirley Williams, Penelope Lively, Professor Barbara Taylor, Matthew Sweet and a group of Birmingham schoolgirls all share their thoughts and stories of friendships past, present and future.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.

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58 minutes

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Fri 11 Apr 2014 21:00

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