Melvyn Bragg

The Peterloo Massacre - BBC Discussion

Cruikshanks sketch of a satirical monument to the Yeomanry

A Radio Four discussion by Melvyn Bragg and three historians about the Peterloo Massacre. The discussions attempts to show that bloody day in August 1819 in the context of growing social and political tension and resistance. As such it also covers other personalities and events both before and after Peterloo that are often overlooked.

Anarchism in Our TIme - Melvyn Bragg

The BBC's in Our Time radio show discusses anarchism, its history, underlying philosophy and contemporary (early 2000's) potential.