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Making History - Current Series
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Tuesday, 3.00-3.30 p.m
Sue Cook and the team answer listeners' historical queries and celebrate the way in which we all 'make' history.
Programme 13 - 12 July 2005

* Yew trees in churchyards
* Shopping in the Middle Ages
* Romans in Brazil?
* Local history hero - Gwyn Griffiths of Pontypridd
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Programme 12 - 5 July 2005

* The resuscitation of Anne Green - after being hanged for murder
* The Cappers' Guild - in 16th-century Coventry
* Hector Protector - the origin of the nursery rhyme
* Local history hero - Gwyn Griffiths of Pontypridd
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Programme 11 - 28 June 2005

* A Royal Navy surgeon in the 19th century
* The Gateshead fire, 1854
* Origins of 'Whig' and 'Tory'
* Local history hero - Neville Hortop in Conwy
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Programme 10 - 21 June 2005
 
* Inuit off Aberdeen - could they have been seen over 200 years ago?
* Knights Hospitaller - builders of a village church in Essex
* Left wing/right wing - the origin of the political terms
* Local history hero - Rob Orland and son Stephen in Coventry
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Programme 9 - 14 June 2005
* Women of Whitby - were they skilled navigators?
* "By jingo" - the origin of the expression
* Romans in China - did they have contact in ancient times?
* Local history hero - Barry Williamson in Bristol
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Programme 8 - 7 June 2005
* Robert Nixon - the 15th-century 'Cheshire Prophet'
* Hallsville - the origin of the name of an area of London's dockland
* The early postal service - how the post got from A to B
* Local history hero  - Jim Walker and the Forth Railway Bridge Memorial campaign
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Programme 7 - 31 May 2005
* The workhouses and poorhouses of 19th-century Britain
* Prince Louis - uncrowned King of England
* Local history hero  - Jasper Blake, creator of Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
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Programme 6 - 24 May 2005
* The 1750 earthquake - the impact of earth tremors in London
* Navvy towns - the shanty settlements erected for the navvies
* The origins of British counties - how their boundaries were decided
* Local history hero  - Brian Lambie, founder of seven museums in Biggar
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Programme 5 - 17 May 2005
* Smallpox isolation ships on the River Thames
* Samuel Cody - forgotten pioneer of British aviation history
* Local history hero - Brian Davies of Pontypridd Museum

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Programme 4 - 10 May 2005
* Socialist Sunday Schools
* The Thankful Villages - where no men were lost in WW1
* Charles Miller - the father of Brazilian football?
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Programme 3 - 3 May 2005
* Wartime potato-picking - schoolchildren involved in agricultural activities
* The Lollards of Amersham - 16th-century religious dissenters
* Ayrshire embroidery
* Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life - candidate for Museum of the Year
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Programme 2 - 26 April 2005
* Benedict Arnold - hero or traitor in the American Wars of Independence
* Portable Antiquities Scheme - Fabulous Finds Day
* Coventry Road Transport Museum - candidate for Museum of the Year
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Programme 1 - 19 April 2005
* Alfred Mangena - founding father of the African National Congress
* Local history hero - David Butcher, chronicler of the Lowestoft fishing industry
* Indian partition, 1947 - how the boundaries were drawn up
* Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales - candidate for Museum of the Year
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Making History

Vanessa Collingridge
Vanessa CollingridgeVanessa has presented science and current affairs programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery and has presented for BBC Radio 4 & Five Live and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, Scotsman and Sunday Herald. 

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