Saturday, 8 January 2011

In Our Time - The Industrial Revolution (The one where Melvyn loses his rag)

Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Eighteenth Century Britain?  There have been many arguments about it over the years.  Melvyn Bragg staged one on his episode of In Our Time devoted to the subject.  It is a bad tempered exchange of views where the temperature runs high.  There are frequent interruptions and at one stage Melvyn thinks he is being accused of being racist.

Running time is 45 minutes, after which the presenters went outside for a fight.

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