The New Elizabethans
Queen Elizabeth II09/06/12
The New Elizabethans: Queen Elizabeth II who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year. As the longest-lived and second-longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom after Queen Victoria, she has been served by a total of twelve different Prime...
Simon Cowell is today's New Elizabethan. Cowell started out on Pop Idol in 2001, before devising X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent. Franchised around the world, these programmes have helped Cowell into the top ten of the Sunday Times music rich list,...
The New Elizabethans: Rupert Murdoch the global media magnate whose career began when he inherited newspapers from his father, founded Australia's first national daily paper, the Australian and then came to the UK to buy The News of the World, The Sun...
The New Elizabethans: James Naughtie examines the legacy of banker Fred Goodwin. Having turned the Royal Bank of Scotland into a major player in global banking, he lost millions of pounds, a knighthood, and any public esteem. Just how much did the...
The New Elizabethans: Tony Blair James Naughtie considers the political legacy of Tony Blair, the youngest and longest serving Labour Prime Minister. Sweeping Labour to power in 1997, Blair enjoyed huge popularity, and his government, under the banner...
The New Elizabethans: Alex Salmond Jim Naughtie considers the influence of Alex Salmond, one of the leading Scottish politicians of the Second Elizabethan age. Salmond's passion for an independent Scotland has changed the political geography of the...
Diana, Princess of Wales
The New Elizabethans: Jim Naughtie on Diana, Princess of Wales whose glamorous life and untimely death touched the lives of million, shook the nation and changed the Royal Family forever. The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading...
The New Elizabethans: Jim Naughtie on Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and unlikely hero of the Olympic opening ceremony. Berners-Lee is a key figure in the digital revolution that has re-fashioned social lives, working practices and...
The New Elizabethans: Doreen Lawrence. Jim Naughtie considers the achievement of the mother of murdered teenager, Stephen Lawrence, whose campaign for justice revealed uncomfortable truths about British society. The New Elizabethans have been chosen...
John Hume/David Trimble
Jim Naughtie on John Hume and David Trimble who shared the Nobel Peace Prize after the Good Friday Agreement and whose lives help to illuminate the complex politics of Northern Ireland. The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading...
TNE: David Attenborough
David Attenborough Britain's well-known broadcaster and naturalist whose landmark Life series changed the way we watched TV and attracted record audiences. He received more public votes to be a New Elizabethan than anyone else.
TNE: Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall, a Jamaican born sociologist whose writing and ideas have influenced politics and public debate across the Second Elizabethan Age.
TNE: Jayaben Desai
Jayaben Desai, the life of an immigrant sewing machinist who went on to lead one of the most infamous strikes of the 1970s which led to a respect for immigrant workers.
TNE: Roy Jenkins
Lord Jenkins of Hillhead. Jim Naughtie considers the politician, Roy Jenkins who left the Labour Party to set up the Social Democratic Party.
TNE: Talaiasi Labalaba
James Naughtie uncovers the little-known tale of SAS hero Talaiasi Labalaba and his heroism in the secret Battle of Mirbat, in Oman in 1972.
TNE: David Bowie
Bowie first came to public attention in 1969 with his song "Space Oddity", and then exploded onto the music scene in the early 70's with his glam rock, androgynous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. James Naughtie considers his musical influence.
TNE: Roald Dahl
A writer whose dark irreverent tales have appealed to generations of children, Roald Dahl.
TNE: Jack Jones
James profiles Jack Jones, the Trade Union stalwart who was believed to be more powerful than the government of the time.
TNE: Robert Edwards
James Naughtie considers Nobel Prize winning scientist Robert Edwards, who with colleague Dr Patrick Steptoe, was the pioneer of In Vitro Fertilisation.
TNE: Germaine Greer
James Naughtie presents an assesment of the feminist who influenced a whole generation, Germaine Greer.
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