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Episode 18

The Big Questions, Series 7 Episode 18 of 21

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions from Goldsmiths College in London asking, did World War 1 change Britain for the better?

Participants in the debate include author of Great Britain's Great War Jeremy Paxman, professor of History of War at Oxford Sir Hew Strachan, Prof David Stevenson from the LSE and author of 1914-1918: The History of the First World War, Chris Nineham from the campaign No Glory in War, cultural historian professor Maggie Andrews from the University of Worcester, writer Bonnie Greer, professor Saul David, author of 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, Dr Mike Snape from the Centre for War Studies at Birmingham University, journalist and historian Dr Tim Stanley and Frank Ledwidge, barrister, former military officer and writer of Investment in Blood.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 18 May 2014 10:00

The Big Questions in this episode

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions  recorded at  Goldsmiths, University of London. Nicky asks just one Big Question:


Did the First World War change Britain for the better?

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Role Contributor
PresenterNicky Campbell
ParticipantJeremy Paxman
ParticipantHew Strachan
ParticipantDavid Stevenson
ParticipantChris Nineham
ParticipantMaggie Andrews
ParticipantBonnie Greer
ParticipantSaul David
ParticipantMike Snape
ParticipantTim Stanley
ParticipantFrank Ledwidge
EditorJill Robinson
DirectorRob Hopkin

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