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56 posts about History on this blog

  1. A History of the N-Word

    Monday 23 June 2014, 18:20

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    Historically, the N-word – one of the most hated and hateful in the English language – has been associated with the USA.  Archive Hour producer Colin Grant explores the legacy of this controversial and hateful word.

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  2. In Our Time: The Talmud

    Friday 30 May 2014, 08:39

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    The Talmud, of which I had the merest knowledge, proved to be a revelation in many ways.

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  3. In Our Time - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

    Friday 23 May 2014, 08:59

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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  4. In Our Time - The Sino-Japanese War

    Friday 9 May 2014, 17:03

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg's discusses the Sino-Japanese War on Radio 4's In Our Time.

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  5. Home Front Preview

    Thursday 1 May 2014, 08:59

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    A preview of Radio 4’s landmark new drama series Home Front.

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  6. Radio 4’s plans for World War One programmes this summer

    Tuesday 29 April 2014, 09:55

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    Gwyneth Williams outlines Radio 4’s plans for World War One programmes this summer. We'll have Home Front, an ambitious drama with more than 500 episodes, and factual programmes that will help listeners feel something new and insightful about the period leading up to war.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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