Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Class in Britain, An Eton Education

Shelagh Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey when she was 18. First performed in 1958, a new National Theatre production stars Lesley Sharp and Kate O'Flynn. Oxford historian Selina Todd has a first night review.

Anthony Little, headmaster of Eton College discusses class, tradition and teaching manhood.

And Philip Dodd discusses the pivotal notion of self-worth in terms of achieving social mobility with Douglas Murray, journalist and commentator who was a Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion and is now associate director of the think tank the Henry Jackson Society, Selina Todd, whose new book is called The People, The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010 and author and broadcaster Lindsay Johns who is a volunteer mentor for a South London organisation which aims to optimise the social and educational achievements of disadvantaged children.

Presented by Philip Dodd.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith

Image Credit: Marc Brenner.

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Tue 18 Feb 2014 22:00

Selina Todd

Selina Todd

The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 is written by Selina Todd and published on Thursday 10 April 2014.


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A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey written by Shelgah Delaney is on at the National Theatre, London from Wednesday 19 February until Sunday 11 May 2014.


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestSelina Todd
PresenterPhilip Dodd
Interviewed GuestAnthony Little
Interviewed GuestDouglas Murray
Interviewed GuestSelina Todd
Interviewed GuestLindsay Johns
ProducerJacqueline Smith

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