Rethink - The Long View [Rethink]

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

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01The Unexpected Impact Of The Black Death20200622

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

01The Unexpected Impact of the Black Death20200622Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode one - Dr Helen Lacey on the unforeseen consequences of the Black Death of 1349 on British society.

Producer: Philip Sellars

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

02The Unexpected Impact Of Influenza On The English Reformation20200623How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.
02The Unexpected Impact of Influenza on the English Reformation20200623Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Two - Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch on the profound impact the 'flu epidemic of 1558 had on the future of the Protestant Reformation in England.

Producer: Tom Alban

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

03The Unexpected Impact Of The Loss Of The American Colonies20200624
03The Unexpected Impact of the loss of the American Colonies20200624Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Three - Prof Adam Smith on the unforeseen consequences of the loss of the American Colonies at the end of the C18th.

Producer: Philip Sellars

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

04The Unexpected Impact Of Spanish Flu On The Interwar Years20200625
04The Unexpected Impact of Spanish Flu on the Interwar Years20200625Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Four - Scientist and author Laura Spinney explores the hidden role the impact of the Spanish Flu had on the inter-war years.

Producer: Tom Alban

Jonathan Freedland and guest explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

05The Unexpected Impact Of World War Two On British Society20200626Jonathan Freedland and guests explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.

05The Unexpected Impact of World War Two on British Society20200626Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Five - Prof David Kynaston on the unexpected outcomes of wartime thinking on how to rebuild post-war Britain.

Producer: Philip Sellars

Jonathan Freedland and guests explore how Britain has recovered from crises in its history

How the world should change after the coronavirus pandemic.