Battle of the Somme special

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reflects on the events of the battle as we approach its centenary, while Jonathan Ruffle of talks about his BBC Radio 4 series Tommies


As we approach the centenary of the 1916 clash, we speak to Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, author of Somme: Into the Breach. Meanwhile, Jonathan Ruffle of joins us to talk about his ongoing BBC Radio 4 series Tommies and how he plans to tackle the Somme anniversary on the programme