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A History of Britain with Simon Schama

BBC Four

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 4: The Two Winstons

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Examining the 20th century through the lives of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who both wrote about the Depression, empire, world wars and the Cold War. Show more

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the world premiere of Lorin Maazel 's opera, based on George Orwell 's classic novel. The international cast includes baritone Simon Keenlyside as Winston and soprano Nancy Gustafson as Julia.
Lorin Maazel conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.


Lorin Maazel
George Orwell
Simon Keenlyside
Nancy Gustafson
Lorin Maazel

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