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The Private Life of Michael Foot
Sun 6 November 2016, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
Michael Foot has often been praised for his decency, integrity, and progressive politics. So what prevented him from becoming Prime Minister? Caricatured as a doddering fool, was it the man or his policies that thwarted his bid for the highest office? And can we separate the two? A PRIVATE LIFE OF MICHAEL FOOT portrays the man in his full human and political complexity, thinking aloud about his career, his family, friendships, and his adversaries. His own words and his domestic privacies, to use Dr. Johnson's words for what biographies can reveal, are set out against the backdrop of his life in Hampstead, his jaunts around London, his days in Plymouth, Wales, and his favorite holiday spot, Dubrovnik. Learn what it was like to talk with Michael Foot at home and abroad, on walks, in cars, boats, and in some of his favorite restaurants.