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Vladimir Raitz

James Naughtie sees how Vladimir Raitz pioneered the package holiday.

The New Elizabethans: Vladimir Raitz, the pioneer of the package holiday. James Naughtie considers how Raitz broadened the horizons of the British holidaymaker and set the ball rolling for mass tourism in the Mediterranean.

To mark the Diamond Jubilee, James Naughtie examines the lives and impact of the men and women who have given the second Elizabethan age its character.

The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord Hall, chief executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Max Hastings.

They were asked to decide "The men and women who, by their deeds, will be remembered in history for the way they shaped and illuminated our lives in these islands during the past sixty years. The New Elizabethans reflect the broadest view of public life, including, but not limited to, outstanding figures associated with politics, industry, business, academia, the professions, the armed services, science, technology, the arts, sport and popular culture, in all its forms."
Producer: Clare Walker.

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Fri 15 Jun 2012 12:45