Newton House

Hidden Histories

Find out about this historical investigation series.

This new five-part series follows the everyday work of the Aberystwyth-based Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Episode one

Episode one


TV & Radio Programmes

  1. 1/2. Sreath air eachdraidh leann. Documentary on the history of beer. (R)
  2. 9/12. An insight into the life and work of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois.
  3. 1/20. Professor Hugh Kennedy explains how the Islamic state was established.
  4. 2/6. A look at wool production in 1500 - which accounted for around half the country's wealth. (R)
  1. 9 days left to watch
    Julian Richards returns to the excavation of two early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries.
  2. 7 days left to listen
    Britain's first foundling hospital met great acclaim, but some children were neglected.
  3. 7 days left to listen
    Mark Stephen hears about customs and superstitions surrounding death in the north east.
  4. 7 days left to listen
    Andrew Dilnot looks into education data, finding a story of a sudden spread of privilege.

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