Inside The British Council

Emily Maitlis explores the workings of the British Council as the organisation approaches its 75th anniversary.

The council's ethos is founded in the belief that teaching English and facilitating cultural partnerships, performances, exhibitions and concerts can win the hearts and minds of people all over the world and ultimately bring good will and prosperity to Britain.

But how do we know it actually works?

Contributors include Neil Kinnock and Douglas Hurd.

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Emily Maitlis explores the workings of the British Council as the organisation approaches its 75th anniversary.

The council's ethos is founded in the belief that teaching English and facilitating cultural partnerships, performances, exhibitions and concerts can win the hearts and minds of people all over the world and ultimately bring good will and prosperity to Britain.

But how do we know it actually works?

Contributors include Neil Kinnock and Douglas Hurd.