History Hour

History Hour

From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.

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  • US Drone War

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    A US drone operator speaks out, Patrice Lumumba remembered, plus Zeppelins bomb England in WW1, football hooligans in the 1970s and personal memories of the notorious mobster, Al Capone

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  • Somalia's rural literacy campaign

    Sat, 17 Jan 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Teaching nomads in Somalia, the WWII Raoul Wallenberg mystery, and Agatha Christie dies.

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  • Evidence of the Big Bang

    Sat, 10 Jan 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

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    15 days remaining

    An unexpected discovery to prove the Big Bang Theory, Guantanamo camp opens, plus saving the Clinton presidency, the failed Prague spring and South Asia's best-loved music show.

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  • The Biggest Rock Concert Ever

    Sat, 3 Jan 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Rod Stewart remembers Rio, Portugal's Casa Pia scandal, a 1919 Scottish sea disaster, the origins of Mr Bean and the first Big Brother.

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  • The Battle of the Bulge

    Sat, 27 Dec 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

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    70 years on, one of the most important battles of WW2, plus pirate DJs, peace in Nepal and the Christmas Truce in the trenches 100 years ago.

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