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Jeanette Winterson explores radical Manchester, detailing anti-slavery protests, Peterloo, the Manchester Guardian and mill workers 'pulling the plug out'.

Jeanette Winterson presents her personal exploration of the city of Manchester, from its Celtic roots to the present day and beyond. She takes to the streets of the city to tell the stories of the disparate groups and events which formed this combative and insubordinate urban centre.

Jeanette grew up in Accrington in Lancashire and regards the city of Manchester as always influencing, always transforming - an alchemical place.

The sounds of Manchester, past and present, are woven between her words and thoughts.

Episode 3. Politics
Anti-slavery protests, Peterloo, the Manchester Guardian, and mill workers 'pulling the plug out'. An exploration of radical Manchester - the city where Marx and Engels sat together and where Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney challenged with questions on Votes for Women.

Written and Presented by Jeanette Winterson

Produced by Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 Dec 2014 13:45


  • Wed 10 Dec 2014 13:45