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The Day London Lost Its Nerve


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London - like most large cities - has had its share of civil disorder. One of the most bizarre examples took place in February 1886 when a meeting, called to protest against the plight of the destitute and homeless, led to mass looting, violence and a state of general panic. Afterwards the popular orator John Burns and the journalist Henry Hyndman were charged with sedition.
Mitch Raper relates what led up to their arrest and what took place at the trial.
With Hugh Dickson as John Burns
Edward de Souza as Henry Hyndman
Producer SALLY THOMPSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Henry Hyndman
Unknown: Mitch Raper
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Henry Hyndman
Unknown: William Eedle.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Producer: Sally Thompson

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The Day London Lost Its Nerve

BBC Radio 4 FM, 14 October 1987 23.30

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