Picking up where he left off in 2010’s Decline and Fall.

The celebrated diarist Chris Mullin returns to cast his sharp, insider’s eye over the final tumultuous decade of the Second Elizabethan Era.

With trademark wit and irreverence, he charts the collapse of New Labour, the cult of Nigel Farage, Brexit, the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn, the careers of four Tory Prime Ministers, COVID 19 and the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson

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