Britain's Fascist Thread, Episode 2

  • Camilla Schofield

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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.

Featuring:
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

Period26 Feb 2021

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  • TitleBritain's Fascist Thread, Episode 2
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size28 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/02/21
    DescriptionHistorian 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.

    Featuring:
    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
    PersonsCamilla Schofield