Comments on The Industrial Revolution

In the first of two programmes, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Industrial Revolution.

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Comments

  • 1. At 09:29am on 23 Dec 2010, peter Bourne wrote:

    It is incorrect to say that 'Japan did not have coal'. There were mines in Hokkaido and Kyushu. Like most in the UK they closed in the 1980s. The quality of the coal was less good than in Western Europe.

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  • 2. At 09:29am on 23 Dec 2010, pse001 wrote:

    You tell them Melvin! I reckon the main cause was the intellectual shift caused by Newton's Principia.

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  • 3. At 09:33am on 23 Dec 2010, Diane wrote:

    Pat Hudson seems not to want to understand/listen to Melvyn Bragg's very straightforward, non-controversial comment about there having to be someone around to do the inventing!

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  • 4. At 09:33am on 23 Dec 2010, Ian wrote:

    Pat Hudson is too argumentative, talks over others, too assertive, talks too much and has her own views which she enforces on others. Bragg's programmes are for intelligent debate and information. Enlightenment not programmes that make me switch off which I just have.

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  • 5. At 09:36am on 23 Dec 2010, sue beer wrote:

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  • 6. At 09:37am on 23 Dec 2010, Tom Wiseman-Clarke wrote:

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  • 7. At 09:38am on 23 Dec 2010, micjawber wrote:

    I think Melvyn Bragg needs to review his heavy interrupting of his guests during this broadcast. Just because the lady had a very different view to Bragg's pre-conceived notions does not mean she needed shutting up; she was after all very well informed on the subject.

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  • 8. At 09:40am on 23 Dec 2010, jocelyn street wrote:

    For the first time ever I had to switch this programme off. The female guest seemed to be more interested in haraning people than providing the normal fascinating and enlightening discussion. To me she represents the horrible recent trends in teaching history that have alienated so many people from the subject. Fortunately these seem to be passing. At least she caused me to register with the BBC to send this as I was so cross!

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  • 9. At 09:43am on 23 Dec 2010, Sean Grainger wrote:

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  • 10. At 09:43am on 23 Dec 2010, grjack wrote:

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  • 13. At 09:48am on 23 Dec 2010, dunlistening wrote:

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