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How the atomic bomb shaped Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

Duration: 02:47

David Aaronovitch explores how the deployment of the atomic bomb during World War II played a crucial role in shaping the totalitarian world of Orwell's novel.

Available since: Sun 10 Feb 2013

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The Real George Orwell The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four

What led avowed socialist George Orwell to write a novel that is beloved of the Right?

First broadcast: 09 Feb 2013

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