Reading the Riot Act – Voices from the Old Bailey

Link: Reading the Riot Act – Voices from the Old Bailey

A new series for BBC Radio 4, Voices from the Old Bailey, looks at the origin of the term and hears court testimonies from ordinary people caught up in civil unrest more than 200 years ago.

Here – listen to excerpts from the programme and take a look at how artists helped tell the stories of 18th and 19th Century riots.

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