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Roland Quinault

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, portrait by Edwin Landseer, 1836. Ⓒ National Portrait Gallery, London.

Few episodes in the history of the British Labour movement have been as mythologised as that in which six Dorset farm labourers were shipped to Australia for their trade union activities.

The great Russian author drew inspiration from the countryside and explored the practical and spiritual impact of trees on people, as well as on the environment and climate, Roland Quinault writes.

Roland Quinault asks whether politicians from north of the Border have always dominated Parliament, as some people think is the case today. Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for West Lothian and Linlithgow 1962-2007, adds his own comments.

Audience wearing special glasses watch a 3D ‘stereoscopic film’ at the Telekinema on the South Bank in London during the Festival of Britain.

Roland Quinault looks at the state of the islands immediately following the Second World War.