Richard Ingrams - The Life And Adventures Of William Cobbett

Episodes

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The rise of a one-man force of the 1800s. Biography of the author and political reformer.

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

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Political activism lands William in prison, where his main worries are exercise and food.

Political activism lands William in prison, where his main worries are lack of exercise and bad food. With Oliver Ford Davies.

0320130327 (BBC7)
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20170816 (BBC7)

In the 1820s, Cobbett set off around England on his horse to survey the agricultural scene

Cobbett surveyed England's agricultural scene on his horse, leading to his famous book Rural Rides. With Stephen Critchlow.

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20170817 (BBC7)

William becomes an MP in his 60s, which disconcerts the House of Commons.

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

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20170818 (BBC7)

Cobbett's time is nearly up, but there's merriment even on his death bed.

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.