Gladstone vs Disraeli: BBC4 broadcast on Tuesday

BBC4 is showing a new film, Gladstone & Disraeli: Clash of the Titans, on Tuesday, 3rd March, 8pm. According to the blurb it is:

A 90 minute-long film, which unfolds the extraordinary story of the bitter personal feud that developed between two of 19th Century Britain’s greatest politicians, William Gladstone (1809 – 1898) and Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881). The programme is presented by Huw Edwards – who knows a thing or two about Westminster intrigue. Assisting Huw in his telling of this fascinating tale are a number of equally well-qualified commentators, including the veteran Labour politician Lord Hattersley, Disraeli’s most prominent living biographer Sarah Bradford and the newly resurgent Shadow Cabinet member Kenneth Clarke…

“The basic truth about Gladstone and Disraeli is that they depended on each other,” Huw Edwards says, in his conclusion to the programme. “This was a unique double act that lasted 40 years. And it’s a fair bet that we’ll never see anything like it ever again.”

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