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..... TONY BENN: WILL AND TESTAMENT (12A) .....

THE late, great Labour maverick is examined in an engrossing and affectionate documentary bound to be lapped up by audiences from across the political spectrum.

Filmed shortly before his death in March, Benn touches on not just his family life but the highlights of his 47-year career as an MP, before leaving to famously "devote more time to politics".

||Veteran MP V Tony Benn His period heading the Stop The War coalition are among the most engaging recollections, even if they suggest a touch of self-aggrandisement.

What emerges is a man of unshakeable faith and conviction - his arguments against nuclear weapons are copper-bottomed - despite the attacks of the right-wing press and a set of personal tragedies.

As one commentator remarks, he's a man who "immatured with age".

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 5, 2014
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