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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists on Radio 4

Howard Lake | 9 June 2008 | News

Robert Tressell’s ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ is the new classic serial on BBC Radio 4. Adapted by Andrew Lynch in three parts, its cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Johnny Vegas, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse, and John Prescott MP.
The book, a story of exploited workmen renovating a house in the early 1900s as socialism and the newly-formed Labour Party started to gain ground, has influenced a number of fundraisers, social activists and politicians.
Aired yesterday, episodes are available to listen to again for up to seven days.