Great Lives

Veteran British film director Ken Loach nominates the 17th-century radical pamphleteer Gerrard Winstanley. Winstanley began to dig a wasteland, calling on others - rich and poor - to join him in the digging, which he believed would start a revolution and feed the poor. His ideas were radical, communal, spiritual and deeply challenging. Presented by Matthew Parris.

Genre: History Documentary

When is Great Lives next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 FM September 26th, 4:30pm and on BBC Radio 4 FM September 28th, 11:30am. See more...

Main Cast

Matthew Parris
Ken Loach
Ricky Ross
Image for Caroline QuentinCaroline Quentin
Image for Maureen LipmanMaureen Lipman
Image for Stephen FrearsStephen Frears
Image for Simon CallowSimon Callow
Image for Stephen FryStephen Fry
Image for Ian McKellenIan McKellen
Image for Ben KingsleyBen Kingsley
Image for Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Mark Steel
Gary Kemp
Image for Mike LeighMike Leigh
Kate Williams
Image for John FordJohn Ford
Image for Jim CarterJim Carter
Sudha Bhuchar
Victor Spinetti