Title Britain's Communist Thread, Episode 3: The Party's Over Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Radio4 Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 28 mins Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 2/12/22 Description Historian Camilla Schofield explores a century-long thread of communism in Britain.
Like fascism, we often think of communism as alien – as an external threat – a threat to the British way of life. But what happens if we challenge that a little, and think about communism as a British story?
Today’s programme explores the final years of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and the lingering appeal, for some, of the idea of – and the word – communism.
Geoff Andrews, historian and author of Endgames and New Times: The Final Years of British Communism 1964-1991
Beatrix Campbell, writer and activist
Dalia Gebrial, writer and academic
Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain
Noah Russell, student and activist
With grateful thanks to Kevin Morgan.
Producer: Martin Williams
Persons Camilla Schofield