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The Unexpected Impact of World War Two on British Society

Episode 5 of 5

Taking the Long View of previous unforeseen crises in British history, Jonathan Freedland explores the hopes and fears for recovery - and the unexpected consequences that followed.

Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Five - Prof David Kynaston on the unexpected outcomes of wartime thinking on how to rebuild post-war Britain.

Producer: Philip Sellars

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14 minutes

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Sun 23 Aug 2020 17:40


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