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Free Thinking - Suffragette. Thatcherism and Conservatism now. James Fenton.

October 6th, 2015

Episode 1029 of 1341 episodes

James Fenton discusses his career as a poet and journalist ahead of collecting the PEN Pinter Prize 2015 in a ceremony tonight. New Generation Thinker Naomi Paxton researches the plays performed by Suffragettes. She offers her verdict on the film Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan. And Margaret Thatcher left Downing Street 25 years ago. Anne McElvoy is at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester to discuss her legacy with her official biographer, Charles Moore, and Conservative MP, Kwasi Kwarteng.

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