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The Drought of 76

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In 1976 Britain suffered one of the severest droughts on record. The sun came out and stayed out from June until September. Denys Blakeway tells the story of the drought - the sweltering heat, the water shortages, the standpipes and the Drought Act, and finally, the appointment of a Minister for Drought - and examines some curious, unforeseen consequences. Producer Dennis Sewell


Denys Blakeway
Dennis Sewell

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