Title Britain's Fascist Thread, Episode 2 Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Radio4 Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 28 minutes Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/02/21 Description Historian Camilla Schofield explores a century of British fascism.
From the formation of the British Fascisti in 1923, through the BUF, the National Front and the BNP, the history of fascism in Britain is, in a sense, an unbroken thread.
But if the politics – or anti-politics – has remained more-or-less consistent, with a lineage of hatreds, pseudo-science, failed leaders and tactics, the means by which fascism is calibrated and communicated in the 21st century has fundamentally changed.
In the second programme in the series we look back at a march staged by the National Front – and the ensuing counter-demonstration – in Lewisham in 1977.
Professor Paul Gilroy, Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation
Lord Peter Hain of Neath
Professor Lez Henry, professor of Criminology and Sociology at the University of West London
Paul Jackson, senior lecturer in History at the University of Northampton
Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher at Hope Not Hate and author of British Fascism after the Holocaust
Thanks to Daniel Jones and Graham Macklin.
Warning: the programme contains strong discriminatory language.
Producer: Martin Williams
Persons Camilla Schofield