Something In The Water

Philosopher Nigel Warburton and architectural historian John Grundy explore why radical ideas took hold at particular places and times in British history, and investigate their legacy.

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01Mow Cop20031231

In the first programme of the series, they visit Mow Cop in Staffordshire to trace the origins of the Primitive Methodists or "Ranters", a religious movement which promoted women preachers and which is credited with stimulating the rise of the Labour movement.

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03 LASTVegetarian Society20040114

They investigate the origins of the world's first vegetarian society in 19th-century Salford.