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Nick Robinson's Prime Ministers: Complete Series 2 (BBC Audio) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Nick Robinson
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4 Aug 2011 BBC Audio
The BBC's Nick Robinson continues his fascinating and absorbing Radio 4 series featuring eight famous British Prime Ministers. This series explores how Prime Ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time. William Pitt the Younger, who became Prime Minister aged only 24 and held the post for almost 19 years in total. Earl Grey, who passed the Great Reform Act and abolished slavery in the British Empire. William Gladstone was our oldest ever premier and finally left Downing Street for the last time aged 84. Herbert Asquith, who had the longest uninterrupted spell in office among twentieth century prime ministers until Margaret Thatcher. Ramsay MacDonald, who became the first Labour Prime Minister in 1924, but seven years later came to be seen as a traitor by his party. Harold Macmillan took over from Eden after Britain's humiliation in the Suez crisis, and whose upbeat approach earned him the nickname of 'Supermac'. Harold Wilson captured the mood for change in the 1960s, but his two terms at Number 10 were increasingly dominated by Britain's economic problems. Edward Heath, who took Britain into the EEC (now the European Union) in 1973, which still divides opinion.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (4 Aug 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1408469677
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408469675
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars More PM's 6 Feb 2014
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I was really interested in finding out more details about our previous Prime Minister and who better than NR to narrate? Really enjoyable and informative
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4.0 out of 5 stars Generally Very Good but... 21 Nov 2013
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I enjoyed listening to all the pen pictures and would like fuller biographies to be recorded.

One mark lost for usual BBC soft left viewpoint including a very harsh portrait of Disraeli e.g. although the Reform Act was introduced it was solely the Home Secretary's work and Disraeli did not like him etc. etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ptime Minister audio book 2 8 April 2013
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Excellent. Well written and read with a great mixture of fact and humour. Excellent value. Nicks soft voice makes pleasant listening.
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