Peers' progress

Lord Norton

44587For those wishing to see the programme broadcast on BBC Parliament to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Life Peerages Act, you can find it at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fzc1j/Peers_Progress/

You will see some familiar faces from this blog, including Baroness d’Souza, Lord Tyler and myself.   I hasten to add that none of us was in the Lords fifty years ago, though the programme does interview some peers who were.

5 comments for “Peers' progress

  1. Senex
    03/12/2008 at 12:04 pm

    “I hasten to add that none of us was in the Lords fifty years ago, though the programme does interview some peers who were.”

    Oh! And there I was, looking at your avatars and thinking you all had a mirror in the attic.

    Ref:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(computing)

  2. 04/12/2008 at 7:46 pm

    I loved the program at the weekend, I am a mature first year law student who wanted to understand more about Parliament. I have been a subscriber to this blog for a while but it was watching the program and seeing you talk about how you are trying to engage people through blogging, I thought I would leave this comment. I love this blog, I have learned so much at this site and I want to thank you all for being so open and giving us an insight into the Lords. As readers we may not always remember to thank you but I for one really appreciate your “blogging”.

  3. lordnorton
    05/12/2008 at 5:34 pm

    Anna: Many thanks for the comment. It is extremely helpful, and encouraging, to have such feedback. It is especially good to know that the material we post is of value. I hope you continue to enhoy the blog.

  4. 07/12/2008 at 1:17 pm

    I finally watched this programme yesterday and enjoyed it. I missed where you added “and myself” above when skimming this post, so was surprised to see you appear, Lord Norton! The blog was on-screen briefly, but they should have given the URL to attract more readers. It was also funny to see Earl Ferrers trying to explain what he’d said 50 years ago about female peers!

    It was also interesting to watch the State Opening from 1958. Please let us know if you spot any more programmes as BBC Parliament isn’t somewhere I’d always think to look at.

  5. lordnorton
    07/12/2008 at 6:42 pm

    Jonathan: I hope it didn’t come as too much of a shock. I have had a haircut since. I’ll be happy to post details of other relevant programmes as I become aware of them.

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