James Kelman’s new play, Hardie and Baird, examines the life and death in prison of the two weavers who led the Glasgow-based uprising of 1820. The events may have taken place the best part of two centuries ago, but, as the author explains to Stuart Bathgate , the actions and ideas of the militant weavers have more than a passing relevance today.

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.Thc List 29 June- 12 July 1990