Free At Last - The Benn Diaries 1991 To 2001

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0120140317

Free At Last - Diaries 1991 to 2001 written and read by Tony Benn.

In a change to the schedule, another chance to hear Tony Benn in his own words, reading extracts from his famous diaries, which were first broadcast in 2003.

"Free at Last" charts the final ten years that Tony Benn served as an MP - from the bombing of Baghdad, through the changes to Labour leadership and approach and the coming of New Labour to his decision to resign from Westminster. But the series is not all about politics. With insight and humour Benn reveals his cack-handed fascination with gadgetry of all kinds and his growing realisation that his family means everything to him.

Reader Tony Benn

Producer Jane Ray.

0220140318

Tony Benn reads from his political diaries.

The aftermath of the 1992 General Election, John Smith, the Labour leadership contest and a trip on John Major's private plane.

0320140319

Free at Last - Diaries 1991 to 2001 written and read by Tony Benn.

Tony Benn reads from the third part of "Free at Last- Diaries 1991 - 2001", first broadcast in 2003.

In this episode Tony Benn's diaries cover the period leading up to the 1997 General Election. The battle over Clause 4 and a mysterious letter from Canada forcing Benn to realise that he has more time for John Major than for his own leader, Tony Blair. But politics are overshadowed by the news that his beloved wife Caroline has developed cancer of the spine.

Reader Tony Benn

Producer Jane Ray.

0420140320

Tony Benn reads from his political diaries.

August 1997-April 1999: The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, peace in Northern Ireland, the Americans start to target Saddam Hussain, and an encounter with Ali G.

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Tony Benn reads from his political diaries.

The series ends on a very personal note, as the cancer that Tony's beloved wife Caroline has battled with as a 'test of character' starts to dominate both their lives.