Political Rhetoric

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

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20061206

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

Followed by News.

20061210

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

1/3. He looks at the very best, and worst, of classic parliamentary rhetoric - florid, abstract and deadly.

20061213

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

2/3. He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

20061220

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

3/3. A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.

012006120320061206

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

012006120320061206

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

022006121020061213

He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

022006121020061213

He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

03 LAST2006121720061220

A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.

03 LAST2006121720061220

A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.