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Week Two Omnibus - From the Abolition of Atlantic Slavery to the Freedom of Information Act

Phil Tinline asks historians to trace the story of struggles for liberty in Britain, and invites people still involved in those struggles today to give their take on the history.

Phil Tinline asks historians to trace the story of struggles for liberty in Britain, and invites people still involved in those struggles today to give their take on the history.

In this Omnibus edition of the second half of the series, we follow the story from the fight to abolish Atlantic chattel slavery, through 19th century campaigns for Catholic Emancipation and married women's right to own property, to the 20th century and the struggle for gay rights, and freedom of information.

And Phil asks an anti-racism campaigner, a Catholic MP, a woman who won a landmark divorce case, a gay rights activist and an investigative journalist what they make of these earlier struggles for freedom - and what light it sheds on their experiences today.

Producer: Phil Tinline

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57 minutes

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