History Today part 1

Welcome to History Today. With me in the chair today is Professor F J Lewis, overites professor at All Souls' College, Oxford, and we will be talking about British History between 1931 and 37 - The Austerity Years, and principally the effect that rationing had on changes in government at that time. Professor Lewis, I wonder what you feel the nexus of cause and effect to be here?

See that Eddie The Eagle Edwards?


That's you, that is. That's your mum. See that Peter Beardsley?

I am aware of him

That's your girlfriend that is. Oh, a ha ha ha ha ha. You see that old lady over there?


You love her

I don't

Psst, oy scuse me. He fancies you - You see Thora Hird?

I am aware of her work

You fancy her - Oh. You are her

I'm not. I'm bloody not

Ah well

How could you say that?

You are her. Everyone thinks you are. She's like your best friend

Well thankyou Professor Lewis...

You're gay you are

Just as a postscript to what we've been saying, Professor Lewis, I'd like to say... I saw your mum, coming out of the VD clinic. I'd like to say that anyone with aids, that's you that is. That's your girlfriend, and your mum, and your dad. You know like a pair of pants with some cack in it. That's you that is

Well I haven't come on this programme to be insulted. Good night!

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