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A Gift of the Gab


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Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy.
1: Reason and Intellect
Why is it that some people have the gift of making people sit up and listen?
Ludovic Kennedy makes a personal selection of some fine speeches, explores some of the principles and identifies guiding rules that underpin effective oratory. In the first of three programmes, he focuses on the appeal to reason and intellect in the classical tradition, the model for some of the best historic examples in the political and parliamentary arenas.
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer DENIS MORIARTY
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Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Lord Broxbourne
Unknown: Lisa Benjamin
Unknown: Eugene Carr.
Unknown: John Baker
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Denis Moriarty
Edmund Burke: Ronald Pickup
William Pitt the Elder: Clifford Rose
Patrick Henry: Brett Usher
Lincoln: Don Fellows
Disraeli: Frederick Treves
Gladstone: Clive Swift
Norman Birkett: Robert Lang

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