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Paddy Ashdown

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Paddy Ashdown and Bernard Cornwell (If you don't love poetry, you should give up on life!)

Book Off!

Former Lib Dem Leader, Paddy Ashdown, takes on international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell in the Book Off!This episode sees John Donne take on William Shakespeare, but who will win???Hosted by Joe Haddow, the two historians discuss secret spies in the Second World War, the unravelling of English history, how politics of the 1930s are mirroring our society today, and lots of poetry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Feb 2019

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Interview with Paddy Ashdown, former leader of UK Liberal Democrats, Kwok Cheuk-kin "King of JR"

The Pulse

The former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat Party, Lord Paddy Ashdown, stressed this week that Britain should not shirk its duty to keep the Hong Kong and Beijing governments accountable. A patron of the UK-based group Hong Kong Watch, he arrived i...


1 Dec 2017

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Paddy Ashdown Part 2

The Limehouse Podcast

William talks with Paddy Ashdown, simple as that! Hope you enjoy. As always reviews on iTunes REALLY REALLY REALLY helps it so much so please lend us your support! THANKS Steve Little and Tom Turtle you rock.


4 Sep 2017

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Paddy Ashdown, and Elaine Bagshaw

The Limehouse Podcast

I travel to somewhere exotic, a far flung corner of London to chat with Paddy about his journey around the political world. Brexit comes up, of course! I then venture back to The Limehouse where Elaine Bagshaw and I have a chat about London issues and the U.K at large!

1hr 3mins

23 Jan 2017

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Show 40 - Paddy Ashdown

The Political Party

Matt is joined on stage this month by Paddy Ashdown, politician and former diplomat who served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until August 1999. For future dates please visit www.mattforde.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 33mins

6 Dec 2016

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Paddy Ashdown: The Cruel Victory

The National Archives Podcast Series

Paddy Ashdown discusses his new book, The Cruel Victory, which tells the long-neglected D-Day story of the Resistance uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif - the largest action by the French Resistance during the Second World War.Overlooked by English language histories, Ashdown sets the story in the context of D-Day, the muddle of politics and the many misjudgements of D-Day planners in both London and Algiers. Most importantly it also gives voice to the many fighters who fought to gain a stake in their country's future.Lord Paddy Ashdown served as a Royal Marine and as an intelligence officer for the UK security services before becoming a Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001, and leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until 1999. He was the international High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 to 2006 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 2006.


28 Nov 2014

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Paddy Ashdown: Building nations after war

Public lecture podcasts

Lord Paddy Ashdown - former High Representative in the successful reconstruction of Bosnia and a former leader of the Liberal Democrats - severely criticises the reconstruction of Iraq, calling it a 'catastrophic failure' in which 'daily carnage' is taking place. This lecture was organised by the University of Bath and the Royal Society of the Arts.

1hr 10mins

23 Nov 2006

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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1991-1996

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his earliest memories of a childhood in India and a subsequent career which took him through the Royal Marines, into the diplomatic service and finally into the House of Commons just seven and half years ago.[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Che Gelida Manina (from La Boheme) by Giacomo PucciniBook: The collected works by John DonneLuxury: Laptop computer


10 Feb 1991