Melvyn Bragg: Wigton to Westminster

Story Vault | Independant Television Production | London

A surprising, revealing and intimate portrait of the working class boy from Cumbria who crossed the class divide to become an establishment figure. Melvyn Bragg is an inexhaustible broadcaster and champion of the arts and has variously been called a polymath and the nation’s schoolmaster. With contributions from a wealth of well-known figures, from Dame Judi Dench to Tony Blair and his childhood friends, this documentary reveals a man still deeply embedded in his working class Cumbrian roots and struggling to come to terms with an event that occurred over forty years ago – the tragic suicide of his first wife.