The Real George Orwell | The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four

Based on Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

What led avowed socialist George Orwell to write a book beloved of the Right? David Aaronovitch discovers how 1984 grew from a forgotten political world, shaped by the atom bomb.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 56'18''
  • Broadcast date: 2013

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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