1968 - Rivers Of Blood

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician.

His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy.

The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.

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20080303

The Real Source

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician. His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy. The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.

20080420

The Real Source

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician. His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy. The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.

The Real Source2008030320080420

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician.

His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy.

The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.

The Real Source2008030320080420

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician.

His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy.

The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.