Ralph Miliband urged Ed not follow in David's footsteps
One of the friends of the Miliband family to whom we spoke while making Thursday's film, said that as a teenager Ed always looked up to David. He admired him so much that he always wanted to follow in his exact footsteps.
When Ed starting thinking about university, their father Ralph Miliband urged him to go somewhere different from David.
"Why not try for Cambridge, or the LSE, or perhaps another university?" he suggested.
But Ed was adamant he wanted to go to Oxford University too.
"So why not try for another college at Oxford?" Ralph Miliband suggested to his youngest son. But Ed was adamant that he wanted to follow his brother to Corpus Christi College. And to read the same subject, Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
And he did.
And this year, by standing for leader of the Labour Party, has followed his brother again. And beaten him.