The Real Patron Saints: Saint Patrick
Ian Hislop investigates the confused and conflicting history of the Patron Saints of Britain and Ireland.
To mark St Patrick’s Day (17 March), Ian wants to know if there’s more to St Patrick than shamrocks, snakes and stout. He’s probably the most popular of the Patron Saints, but who was the real St Patrick?
Ian Hislop finds out why a fifth century British fundamentalism preacher became the toast of Dublin, Manhattan and even Lagos. And, to his surprise, Ian is accosted by a rather disenchanted, singing Druid.