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The Morning Post: Wednesday December 8, 1875

Wednesday 25 January 2006 11:00-11:30 (Radio 4 FM)


Peter Snow with a series that brings alive stories found in individual newspapers from history.

Readers would have been riveted by eye-witness accounts of the shipwreck of the Deutschland off the Essex coast. Our ears can still find themselves bewitched by the sound of the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem inspired by the tragedy.

Why did a snowball fight between Bart's medical students and the police escalate into a near-riot, and how did the Prince of Wales fare on the tour of India that saw him shake free of the shackles of his mum's control? Plus the roller-coaster history of the Chelsea Flower Show.

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