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Famous Last Words


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How will people refer to you after your death? Would you, perhaps, rather not know? In this four-part series Peter France faces contributors with their obituaries and gives them the unique opportunity to respond. In the second programme, former Prime Minister Lord Home views his 'obituary' at his mansion, the Hirsel, on the Scottish borders and responds to it in conversation with Peter France. Does he now regret his support for Neville Chamberlain 's appeasement policy of the 1930s? Does he accept that, as a hereditary peer, he was ill-equipped for democratic politics in the second half of the 20th century?
Written and presented by PETER FRANCE.
Series producer DANIEL WOLF DirectorPATTI STEEPLES An Everyman production


Unknown: Peter France.
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Presented By: Peter France.
Editor: Chris Lysaght
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Director: Patti Steeples

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