The Life And Adventures Of William Cobbett

By Richard Ingrams, abridged by Andrew Simpson.

A biography of the renowned author, political reformer and ardent agriculturalist.

Narrated by Oliver Ford Davies

William Cobbett....Stephen Critchlow.

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012005062720130325 (BBC7)

By Richard Ingrams, abridged by Andrew Simpson.

A biography of the renowned author, political reformer and ardent agriculturalist.

Narrated by Oliver Ford Davies

William Cobbett....Stephen Critchlow.The early rural years and a fateful coach journey to London inadvertently offers Cobbett army life and then wedlock.

The rise of a one-man force of the early 1800s. Biography of the author, political reformer and ardent agriculturalist. With Stephen Critchlow.

022005062820130326 (BBC7)

Political activism lands Cobbett in Newgate Prison, where his main worries are lack of exercise and bad food.

Political activism lands William in Newgate Prison, where his main worries are lack of exercise and bad food. Biography of a renowned political reformer, read by Oliver Ford Davies.

032005062920130327 (BBC7)

In the 1820s Cobbett sets off around England on his horse to survey the agricultural scene and this lead to publication of Rural Rides.

Cobbett sets off around England on his horse to survey the agricultural scene, leading to publication of his famous book Rural Rides. Biography of the renowned political reformer.

042005063020130328 (BBC7)

Now in his sixties Cobbett still has much he wants to accomplish, with support of political reform the top priority.

He becomes an MP, which disconcerts the House of Commons!.

Supporting political reform, William becomes an MP in his 60s, which disconcerts the House of Commons. Biography of the renowned author, read by Oliver Ford Davies.

05 LAST2005070120130329 (BBC7)

Time is nearly up for Cobbett as he pens a last register.

But even at the farm on his death-bed some merriment shines through.

Time is nearly up as Cobbett pens a last register. But even on his death bed, some merriment shines through. Biography of the renowned political reformer, read by Oliver Ford.