Political Rhetoric

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

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20061206"Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

Followed by News.

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20061213"Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

2/3. He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

20061220"Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

3/3. A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.

"

012006120320061206In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

"In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly."

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

In this programme he looks at the very best - and worst - of classic parliamentary rhetoric: florid, abstract and deadly.

Followed by News.

022006121020061213He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

"He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory."

He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

1/3. He looks at the very best, and worst, of classic parliamentary rhetoric - florid, abstract and deadly.

"Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

1/3. He looks at the very best, and worst, of classic parliamentary rhetoric - florid, abstract and deadly.

"

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

2/3. He investigates the stirring 19th century style of speaking, and the beginnings of great public oratory.

03 LAST2006121720061220A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.

"A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite."

A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.

Former parliamentary sketch writer Edward Pearce goes in search of the heart of good political speaking, from the high style of the 18th century to the barnstorming public address and the modern media age.

3/3. A look at the decline and fall of oratory in the era of political celebrity, and the sound bite.