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50 posts about History on this blog

  1. In Our Time: Early Chinese History

    Friday 24 January 2014, 16:10

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss sources of Early Chinese History.

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  2. In Our Time - The Medici

    Thursday 26 December 2013, 09:00

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss The Medici

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  3. In Our Time - Pliny the Younger

    Monday 16 December 2013, 13:42

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Pliny the Younger, famous for his letters.

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  4. A History of Britain in (some rather surprising) Numbers

    Monday 18 November 2013, 13:10

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    A History of Britain in Numbers reveals some surprizing stats about modern life. From rotten teeth to toilet arrangements to women's roles to austerity, here's a taster of some of the numerical insights that the team have unearthed.

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  5. In Our Time: Ordinary Language Philosophy

    Thursday 7 November 2013, 17:08

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's In Our Time on Ordinary Language Philosophy, as well as events from his week.

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  6. In Our Time: The Berlin Conference

    Friday 1 November 2013, 14:18

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's In Our Time on the Berlin Conference and the Scramble for Africa.

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  7. In Our Time: The Corn Laws

    Friday 25 October 2013, 12:37

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's programme on The Corn Laws, as well as events from his week.

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  8. Bookclub: Tulip Fever

    Monday 5 August 2013, 15:55

    Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie presents Bookclub on BBC Radio 4

    Jim Naughtie talks to novelist Deborah Moggach, whose book Tulip Fever takes us back to a brief time in 17th century Dutch society when a single tulip could be worth as much as a house.

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  9. Book at Beachtime: Red Joan

    Monday 15 July 2013, 14:43

    Jennie Rooney Jennie Rooney Writer

    The inspiration for Red Joan came from the story of Melita Norwood, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving Cold War spy, at the age of 87.

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  10. Submit the first lines of your memoir to Radio 4

    Wednesday 6 March 2013, 12:22

    Ian McMillan Ian McMillan Author

    What would the first line of your memoir be? Ian McMillan encourages people to submit the first line of their memoir in the comments section of this blog.

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  11. Orwell Among the Headlines

    Wednesday 6 February 2013, 17:05

    Phil Tinline Phil Tinline Producer

    Radio 4 producer Phil Tinline discusses mining the BBC Archives in search of material on George Orwell for Archive on 4: The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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  12. In Our Time: To download, keep and listen whenever you want

    Wednesday 14 September 2011, 13:50

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    I was surprised but obviously delighted when, seven years ago, I was told that In Our Time was to become the first BBC programme to be podcast - but, to be honest, I didn't quite know what it meant at the time. It turned out to mean a very great deal. Thus strikes the law of unexpected consequences once...

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  13. Voices from the Old Bailey: Exploring the Old Bailey's online archive

    Monday 25 July 2011, 17:02

    Tim Hitchcock Tim Hitchcock

    Most people, when they go to the Old Bailey Online look for a name, a place, or perhaps a crime.

    As the largest collection of transcribed trial accounts on the web, the site is used by thousands of family and local historians searching for lost black sheep, and local villains.

    It has also been...

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  14. Classic serial - Plantagenet: He that plays the king...

    Tuesday 31 May 2011, 14:07

    Jessica Dromgoole Jessica Dromgoole

    Plantagenet, alone in the great roll call of the Classic Serial, is based on a book that is almost impossible to try to get through. Holinshed Chronicles, the Elizabethan equivalent of the Ladybird Book of Kings and Queens, is a very tough and uncompromising read. Buried beneath...

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  15. Revealed - the Desert Island Discs archive

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 13:31

    Cathy Drysdale Cathy Drysdale

    What a week for everyone involved in Desert Island Discs. It began with a blizzard of checking, fixing and not a little sweating to get everything ready for the launch of the new web site. Of course in the event, it all went very smoothly and soon there were people passing by my desk saying, "it's...

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  16. Rocking and rolling on The Reunion

    Sunday 27 March 2011, 09:33

    David Prest David Prest

    We recognised Marty Wilde first. He was the tall one with the full head of hair dressed in a camel coat. Vince Eager came next, a man who once quaked the nation with the soda pop fuelled Buzz, Buzz. Buzz. Then came the drummer who has quite possibly played on more No 1's than any other man alive, Clem...

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  17. Ten remarkable guests from John Freeman's Face to Face

    Saturday 19 February 2011, 22:13

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    1. Tony Hancock

    Tony Hancock opened tonight's Archive on 4 about Face to Face, the hugely influential interview programme that ran on BBC television from 1959 to 1962. In the programme, produced by Chris Ledgard, Sue MacGregor interviews producer and creator of the programme Hugh Burnett. We learn...

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  18. The legendary lost Men Behaving Badly pilot

    Saturday 19 February 2011, 10:00

    Paul Jackson Paul Jackson

    Whilst working on this week's Britain In A Box, I had a rare treat when we managed to obtain a copy of the original, never-broadcast pilot of 'Men Behaving Badly'. The pilot was made for Thames TV, directed by their then Head of Comedy, John Howard Davies and starred the eventual cast of the first...

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  19. Britain in a Box - The Old Grey Whistle Test

    Saturday 12 February 2011, 09:45

    Paul Jackson Paul Jackson

    I love television: I love watching it, I love working in it and I love talking about it. We produce hundreds of hours of TV in this country and inevitably much of it passes by largely unnoticed after its first airing. But when it's good it can be very good, it can catch the national imagination in an...

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  20. Bad drivers and unreliable witnesses - Mind Changers is back

    Thursday 10 February 2011, 14:28

    Claudia Hammond Claudia Hammond

    UPDATE: episode one of Mind Changers was postponed because of extended coverage of the events in Egypt. The series will now start on Sunday 20 February with the episode about Walter Mischel's Marshmallow Study and you'll be able to hear the episode discussed here on 17 April - SB.

    For someone as obsessed...

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