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The Battles That Won Our Freedoms

1 Freedom from Absolute Monarchy

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Phil Tinline asks historian David Carpenter to explain how Magna Carta challenged King John's tyranny in 1215 and asks Saudi human rights activist Ghanem Almasarir for his response Show more

The Battles That Won Our Freedoms

2 Freedom from Unlawful Detention

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith explains how he used 'habeas corpus' on behalf of a British detainee in Guantanamo Bay, and Dr Rachel Hammersley explains its origins in 1620s England. Show more

Reflections with Peter Hennessy

Series 6

David Blunkett

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Peter Hennessy invites senior politicians to reflect on their life and times. This week, his guest is David Blunkett, the former Labour MP and cabinet minister. Show more

Across the Red Line

Series 2

Is Assisted Dying Morally Wrong?

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Anne McElvoy invites figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind. Show more