The Benn Tapes

Based on the taped diaries he dictates nightly

Episodes

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Nuclear Safety. Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry. Episode 3 of 8.

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The Royal Family. Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the royals, in particular the thoughtful and intelligent Duke of Edinburgh. Episode 5 of 8.

6/8 The Miners' Strike Of 198420051017 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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A supporter of the miners Benn finds himself at a police station with his tape recorder where over 60 miners have been arrested.

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In the first of eight programmes drawing on unique private recordings and diary tapes never before broadcast, the former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn reveals what really goes on behind the scenes in government and opposition. Producer Keith Jones

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In the second of eight programmes former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn recalls life in government. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn draws on his private diary tapes, never broadcast until now, to recall how in 1977 the Windscale nuclear complex was brought to the edge of catastrophe. Producer Keith Jones

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Tony Benn recalls iife at the heart of government with his unique personal recordings and original diary tapes. Producer Keith Jones

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Using private recordings and original diary tapes which have never before been broadcast, former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn continues his revelations about what really goes on behind the scenes in government. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn continues to reveal what goes on behind the scenes in government. Producer Keith Jones

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The former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn continues his revelations about what really goes on behind the scenes in government.

Producer Keith Jones

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In the final programme, former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn draws on his diary tapes to recall the General Election campaign of 1992. Producer Keith Jones

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Another chance to hear Tony Benn 's diary, recorded late each night for over 25 years. The series uses his tapes to reveal the pressure at the heart of government, as the former Secretary of State unburdens himself of the trials of office. In the first programme, he recounts how the Cabinet gathered in March 1976 to be stunned by Harold Wilson 's resignation. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn draws on his private diary tapes to recall the economic crisis of 1976 and the involvement of the International

Monetary Fund.

Producer Keith Jones

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: now available

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Former Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn draws on his private diary tapes to recall how in 1977 the Windscale nuclear complex came to the edge of catastrophe. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn recalls life at the heart of government. Producer Keith Jones (Rptl

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Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn continues his revelations about what goes on behind the scenes in government. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Labour Cabinet Minister Tony Benn recalls life at the heart of government. Producer Keith Jones

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Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn draws on his original diary tapes and private recordings, to recall life behind the scenes in government. Producer Keith Jones

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In the last of the series, Labour MP Tony Benn recalls the general election campaign of 1992. Producer Keith Jones

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"to Minister! A series based on tapes from the diary he dictates each night. Tony Benn reveals what went on behind the scenes in Britain's last Labour government. He recalls his battles in Whitehall as Industry Secretary in 1974. Producer Keith Jones

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Former minister Tony Benn reveals what really went on behind the scenes in Britain's last Labour government. Producer Keith Jones

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Using recordings from the diary he dictated each night, former Energy Minister Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry. Producer Keith Jones

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Tony Benn records the tribulations of constituency life with his unique tapes. Producer Keith Jones

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Tony Benn recalls what really took place behind the scenes during

Cabinet reshuffles. Producer Keith Jones

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Using recordings from his diary, former minister Tony Benn reveals what went on behind the scenes in Britain's last Labour government. Producer Keith Jones

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Tony Benn recalls how the Labour

Cabinet came close to despair in 1979. Producer Keith Jones

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Tony Benn traces his role in the constitutional upheaval which dominated Labour in the early 80s. Producer Keith Jones

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE of the previous series of The Benn Tapes is available

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In eight programmes based on the taped diary he dictates each night, Tony Benn reveals what went on behind the scenes in Britain's last

Labour government. 1: No Minister! Producer Keith Jones Rpt

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: now available

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Second of the series in which Tony Benn reveals what went on behind the scenes in Britain's last Labour government. Producer Keith Jones Rpt

BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE now available

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3: Former Energy Minister Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes of the nuclear industry.

Producer Keith Jones RptThe Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

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Former minister Tony Benn records the tribulations of constituency life with unique recordings from his diary. Producer Keith Jones Rpt. The Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

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5: Tony Benn reveals what went on behind the scenes during Cabinet reshuffles by Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan.

Producer Keith Jones RptThe Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

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The sixth of eight programmes based on Tony Benn 's nightly taped diary. Producer Keith Jones Rpt

The Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

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7: Tony Benn recalls how the winter of industrial chaos brought the Labour cabinet close to despair in 1979. Producer Keith Jones Rpt The Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

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In the last of the series, Tony Benn traces his role in the constitutional upheaval which dominated the Labour Party in the early 1980s.

Producer Keith Jones Rpt. The Benn Tapes are available on cassette at bookshops and record stores in the BBC Radio Collection

No Minister! 197420061005 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn is Industry Secretary and battling with the Civil Service. Featuring his original 'diary tapes'. Episode 1 of 8.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 619950901

Producer: K. JONES

Next in series: 7

Previous in series: 5

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: 719950908

Producer: K. JONES

Next in series: 8

Previous in series: 6

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-26

Programme Catalogue - Details: 819950915

Producer: K. JONES

Previous in series: 7

Broadcast history

15 Sep 1995 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-26

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

01The Anatomy Of The Musical, The Opener20100712 (BBC7)

Russell Davies looks at what makes a good musical and shows how first songs set the tone musically, in lyrics and in staging.

Russell Davies shows how first songs set the tone musically, in lyrics and in staging.

01Wilson's Resignation20040505 BT=0900 Duration=15 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn's unique recordings recall the events of 16th March 1976, the date of Harold Wilson's surprise resignation.

Tony Benn's unique recordings recall the events of 16th March 1976, the date of Harold Wilson's surprise resignation. Episode 1 of 8.

01 OF 8.20051020 BT=1130 (BBC7)

No Minister! It is 1974 and Tony Benn is Industry Secretary. Based on the taped diary he dictates nightly. Episode 1 of 8.

01 OF 8.20051020 BT=1830 (BBC7)

No Minister! It is 1974 and Tony Benn is Industry Secretary. Based on the taped diary he dictates nightly. Episode 1 of 8.

01 OF 8.20051021 BT=0030 (BBC7)

No Minister! It is 1974 and Tony Benn is Industry Secretary. Based on the taped diary he dictates nightly. Episode 1 of 8.

02Monetarism20051021 BT=1130 (BBC7)
20051021 BT=1830 (BBC7)

Based on the taped diaries he dictated nightly, Benn recalls early predictions of ideas which dominated politics during the 80s. Episode 2 of 8.

02The Anatomy Of The Musical, The Love Song20100713 (BBC7)

Examining successful musicals, Russell Davies asks how lyricists avoid cliches to preserve sentiment - without sentimentality.

How lyricists avoid cliches to preserve sentiment - without sentimentality.

02The Security Forces20040513 BT=1830 Duration=15 (BBC7)

Benn discovers that his actions are being monitored by security forces.

02 OF 8 [Monetarism20051022 BT=0030 (BBC7)

Based on the taped diaries he dictated nightly, Benn recalls early predictions of ideas which dominated politics during the 80s. Episode 2 of 8

03 LASTThe Anatomy Of The Musical, The Take-home Number20100714 (BBC7)

Examining successful musicals, Russell Davies looks at the necessity of hit numbers - and songs that live on when a show ends.

Russell Davies on the necessity of hit numbers - and songs that live on when a show ends.

07Europe20051028 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn examines Europe and its implications. Episode 7 of 8.

Tony Benn examines Europe and its implications. Episode 7 of 8

07The Security Forces20040513 BT=0900 Duration=15 (BBC7)
20040514 BT=0030 Duration=15 (BBC7)

Benn discovers that his actions are being monitored by security forces.

08The Election Of 199220051019 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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20051020 BT=0030 (BBC7)

Tony Benn's unique recordings recollect the dramatic election campaign of 1992 leading to a devastating defeat for Labour. Episode 8 of 8.

08The Labour Party20051031 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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20051101 BT=0030 (BBC7)

The formation of the SDP and the hostile media reaction, as told by the man who was there, Tony Benn. Episode 8 of 8.

0119950915

Producer: K.

JONES

Previous in series: 7

Broadcast history

15 Sep 1995 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-26.

0101Wilson's Resignation20040505 (BBC7)
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Political heavyweight Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history.

March 1976 - Harold Wilson resigns.

Political heavyweight Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history.

Tony Benn's unique recordings recall the events of 16th March 1976 - the date of Harold Wilson's surprise resignation.

Tony Benn's unique recordings recall the events of 16th March 1976 - the date of Harold Wilson's surprise resignation. Episode 1 of 8.

0102Imf20060926 BT=1130 (BBC7)
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history. A crisis for the pound? Plus ca change!

Tony Benn shares private audio diaries. A crisis for the pound? Plus ca change.

Tony Benn recalls the sterling crisis of 1976 and the involvement of the International Monetary Fund. Episode 2 of 8.

Tony Benn recalls the sterling crisis of 1976 and the involvement of the International Monetary Fund. Episode 2 of 8.

Tony Benn recalls the sterling crisis of 1976 and the involvement of the International Monetary Fund.

0102International Monetary Fund20040506 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn recalls the sterling crisis of 1976 and the involvement of the International Monetary Fund.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history.

A crisis for the pound? Plus ca change!

Tony Benn shares private audio diaries.

0103The Windscale Crisis20040507 BT=0900 Duration=15 (BBC7)
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares diary recordings from history's frontline.

Industrial relations and nuclear power don't mix.

Tony Benn shares his diary recordings.

In the nuclear power strike of 1977, Tony Benn tries to solve the dispute without bringing troops in.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares diary recordings from history's frontline. Industrial relations and nuclear power don't mix.

Tony Benn shares his diary recordings. Industrial relations and nuclear power don't mix.

In the nuclear power strike of 1977, Tony Benn tries to solve the dispute without bringing troops in. Episode 3 of 8.

0104Jim Callaghan20040510 (BBC7)
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Political heavyweight Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history.

The Prime Minister weathers a storm.

Tony Benn shares private audio diaries.

Tony Benn remembers the Prime Minister James Callaghan, particularly when his guard was down and he would, on occasion, sing.

Tony Benn remembers serving with the Prime Minister James Callaghan, who appointed him Energy Secretary.

Political heavyweight Tony Benn shares private audio diaries from the frontline of history. The Prime Minister weathers a storm.

Tony Benn shares private audio diaries. The Prime Minister weathers a storm.

Tony Benn remembers the Prime Minister James Callaghan, particularly when his guard was down and he would, on occasion, sing. Episode 4 of 8.

Tony Benn remembers the Prime Minister James Callaghan, particularly when his guard was down and he would, on occasion, sing. Episode 4 of 8.

Tony Benn remembers serving with the Prime Minister James Callaghan, who appointed him Energy Secretary.

0105The Royal Family20040511 (BBC7)
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

An insight into the attitude of the monarchy.

Tony Benn shares private recordings.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the royals, in particular the thoughtful and intelligent Duke of Edinburgh.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the royals.

Especially the Duke of Edinburgh who turns out to be thoughtful and intelligent.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the Royals, especially the Duke of Edinburgh who he finds a thoughtful and intelligent man.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. An insight into the attitude of the monarchy.

Tony Benn shares private recordings. An insight into the attitude of the monarchy.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the royals. Especially the Duke of Edinburgh who turns out to be thoughtful and intelligent. Episode 5 of 8.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the royals. Especially the Duke of Edinburgh who turns out to be thoughtful and intelligent. Episode 5 of 8.

Tony Benn recalls his meetings with the Royals, especially the Duke of Edinburgh who he finds a thoughtful and intelligent man.

0106The Miners' Strike Of 198420040512 (BBC7)
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Police and picketers clash fiercely.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Police and picket liners clash fiercely.

When over 60 miners are arrested during the 1984 strike, Benn wonders to what extent the police are just state tools.

A supporter of the miners Benn finds himself at a police station with his tape recorder where over 60 miners have been arrested.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Police and picketers clash fiercely.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. Police and picketers clash fiercely.

When over 60 miners are arrested during the 1984 strike, Benn wonders to what extent the police are just state tools. Episode 6 of 8.

A supporter of the miners, Benn finds himself at a police station with his tape recorder where over 60 miners have been arrested. [Ep 6 of 8, rptd 6.30pm, Thurs at 12.30am]

A supporter of the miners, Benn finds himself at a police station with his tape recorder where over 60 miners have been arrested. [Ep 6 of 8, rpt of Wed 9.00am and 6.30pm]

A miners supporter, Benn finds himself at a police station with his tape recorder where over 60 miners have been arrested. [Ep 6 of 8, rpt of 9.00am, rptd Thurs 12.30am]

0107The Security Services19950908
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Bumbling spooks can't manage surveillance.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Benn finds that his actions are being monitored by security forces, and his son Joshua is perturbed by events.

Producer: K.

JONES

Next in series: 8

Previous in series: 6

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-26.

Benn discovers that his actions are being monitored by security forces.

Benn finds that his actions are being monitored by security forces.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Bumbling spooks can't manage surveillance.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. Bumbling spooks can't manage surveillance.

Benn finds that his actions are being monitored by security forces, and his son Joshua is perturbed by events. Episode 7 of 8.

Benn finds that his actions are being monitored by security forces. Episode 7 of 8.

0108 LASTThe Election Of 199220040514 BT=0900 Duration=15 (BBC7)
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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

It's election time, but the outlook is gloomy.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Tony Benn recollects the election campaign of 1992, the defeat for Labour and a fourth term in office for the Tories.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. It's election time, but the outlook is gloomy.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. It's election time, but the outlook is gloomy.

Tony Benn's unique recordings recollect the dramatic election campaign of 1992 leading to a devastating defeat for Labour. Episode 8 of 8.

0201No Minister!1994101720051020 (BBC7)
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It is 1974 and Tony Benn is Industry Secretary.

Based on the taped diary he dictates nightly.

Drawing from his private diary tapes of 1974, Tony Benn recalls his battles as Industry Secretary with Whitehall mandarins.

Tony Benn recalls his battles as Industry Secretary with Whitehall mandarins.

It is 1974.

Tony Benn is Industry Secretary and battling with the Civil Service.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

His support for trade unions makes him enemies.

Tony Benn's support for trade unions makes him enemies.

Featuring his original 'diary tapes'.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. His support for trade unions makes him enemies.

It is 1974. Tony Benn is Industry Secretary and battling with the Civil Service. Episode 1 of 8.

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Tony Benn fails to stop the rise of the ideology he believes is wrong for Britain - and meets Sir Keith Joseph on a train.

Based on the taped diaries he dictated nightly, Benn recalls early predictions of ideas which dominated politics during the 80s.

Drawing from his private diary tapes, Tony Benn recalls early predictions of ideas which dominated politics during the 1980s.

Tony Benn recalls early predictions of ideas which dominated politics during the 1980s.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Keynesian economics gives way to monetarism.

Tony Benn's private recordings recall Keynesian economics giving way to monetarism.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Keynesian economics gives way to monetarism.

Tony Benn fails to stop the rise of the ideology he believes is wrong for Britain, and meets Sir Keith Joseph on a train. Episode 2 of 8.

0203Nuclear Safety1994103120051024 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Was Britain just a big American bomb factory?

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Was Britain just a big American bomb factory?

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. Was Britain just a big American bomb factory?

, Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry. Episode 3 of 8.

, Tony Benn reveals what he discovered behind the scenes in the nuclear industry. Episode 3 of 8.

0204Constituency Life1994110720051025 (BBC7)
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Tony Benn records the tribulations of constituency life.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Parliament pales in comparison with a surgery.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Parliament pales in comparison with a surgery.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. Parliament pales in comparison with a surgery.

, Tony Benn records the tribulations of constituency life. Episode 4 of 8.

, Tony Benn records the tribulations of constituency life. Episode 4 of 8.

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Based on the diary he tapes nightly, Tony Benn talks about what really went on behind the scenes during Cabinet reshuffles.

Tony Benn talks about what really went on behind the scenes during Cabinet reshuffles.

Based on the diary he taped nightly, Tony Benn talks about what really went on behind the scenes during cabinet reshuffles.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

Prime ministerial power up close and personal.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Prime ministerial power, up close and personal.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. Prime ministerial power, up close and personal.

Based on the diary he tapes nightly, Tony Benn talks about what really went on behind the scenes during cabinet reshuffles. Episode 5 of 8.

Tony Benn talks about what really went on behind the scenes during Cabinet reshuffles. Episode 5 of 8.

0206The Winter Of Discontent1994112119950901
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1979 was the notorious Winter of Discontent.

Tony Benn reveals his unique insight into the mood of the Cabinet at the time.

Recorded on 1995-07-26.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

The infamous Winter of Discontent, from the inside.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

The Winter of Discontent, from the inside.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. The infamous Winter of Discontent, from the inside.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. The Winter of Discontent, from the inside.

1979 - the notorious Winter of Discontent. Tony Benn reveals his unique insight into the mood of the Cabinet at the time.

1979 was the notorious Winter of Discontent. Tony Benn reveals his unique insight into the mood of the Cabinet at the time.

1979, the notorious Winter of Discontent. Tony Benn reveals his unique insight.

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Tony Benn examines Europe and its implications, through archive news footage and his own illicit recording.

Tony Benn examines Europe and its implications.

The first-ever recorded Parliamentary debate on whether Britain should enter the Common Market.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

The advantages (and otherwise) of Brussels.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. Pros and cons of the UK's links with Brussels.

Tony Benn's recordings reveal the pros and cons of the UK's links with Brussels.

Tony Benn examines Europe and its implications, through archive news footage and his own illicit recording. Episode 7 of 8.

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Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline.

When the SDP forms, some MPs decide to defect.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings.

The formation of the SDP and the hostile media reaction, as told by the man who was there, Tony Benn.

Tony Benn talks about the formation of the Social Democrat Party and the hostile media reaction.

The formation of the SDP and the hostile media reaction, as told by the man who was there, Tony Benn. Episode 8 of 8.

Political veteran Tony Benn shares private recordings from history's frontline. When the SDP forms, some MPs decide to defect.

Tony Benn shares his private recordings. When the SDP forms, some MPs decide to defect.