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The Archive Hour: Light at the End of the Chunnel

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In December 1990 the island kingdom of Britain was joined once again to the continent of Europe. Deep beneath la Manche, a French and an English worker linked the two ends of the Channel Tunnel and an ambition first contemplated in Napoleon's time was realised. With a cast of witnesses that includes both real and TV prime ministers, such as Gladstone, Churchill, Thatcher and Jim Hacker, as well as Queen Victoria, the French poet Jacques Darras and the political commentator Anthony Howard, Sean Street explores the history and the symbolism of the "Chunnel" and the conflicting emotions it has always aroused.

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Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Alan Hall

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The Archive Hour: Light at the End of the Chunnel

BBC Radio 4 FM, 7 April 2007 20.00






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