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Al Murray on Bernard Montgomery

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Comedian Al Murray chooses World War Two British Field Marshal, Bernard Montgomery. With Matthew Parris and Terry Charman. From 2013.

"In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable" – so said Winston Churchill on this week's Great Live, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. Many would argue that he was Britain's greatest field commander since Wellington - arrogant, hard to like but undeniably successful – one of the most, perhaps the most, conspicuously successful British commander of the Second World War. He was a national celebrity.

In this edition of Great Lives - Al Murray - comedian and TV personality best known for his character of 'The Pub Landlord' champions Monty – and Al starts off by showing presenter Matthew Parris his action figure doll of the man. Joining them is expert historian from the Imperial War Museum, Terry Charman.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.

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Fri 25 Oct 2019 00:30

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Presenter Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest Al Murray
Producer Perminder Khatkar

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  • Tue 1 Oct 2013 16:30
  • Fri 4 Oct 2013 23:00
  • Thu 24 Oct 2019 18:30
  • Fri 25 Oct 2019 00:30

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