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Beatrice and Sidney Webb and the Fabian Society

Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb and the Fabian Society on British socialism.

Anne McElvoy explores how an unlikely marriage between social researchers Beatrice Potter and Sidney Webb would have a profound effect on the story of British Socialism and the development of the modern welfare state.

With:
Michael Ward, researcher and writer working on a biography of the Webbs
Baroness Dianne Hayter, former General Secretary of the Fabian Society
Professor Steven Fielding of the University of Nottingham

Producer: Sarah Shebbeare.

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15 minutes