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Comedian Paul Sinha looks at the celebrity deaths, and the contribution of immigrants to American history.

Comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his award-winning History Revision. Previous series have seen Paul tell you how Portugal's invasion of Morocco in 1415 lead directly to the 2014 World Cup; how the 1909 launch of an Austro-Hungarian submarine prevented Dr Zhivago winning an Oscar; and the story the black woman who refused to give up a seat on an Alabama bus and ended up changing the law - no, it wasn't Rosa Parks.

This series will once again see Paul shine a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, and explain why so much of what you did learn is wrong. There will also, as ever, be puns.

In this first episode of the series, Paul looks at the sheer volume of history that has been created since series two, including Brexit, every celebrity in the world seeming to pass away, and the election of Donald Trump. He also looks at the contributions to American culture of immigrants, including iconic clothing, iconic entertainment, and iconic icons.

Paul Sinha's History Revision was the winner of the 2016 Rose d'Or for 'Best Radio Comedy'.

Written and performed by ... Paul Sinha
Producer .............................. Ed Morrish
Production co-ordinator ..... Tamara Shilham

A BBC Studios production.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Jun 2017 05:30

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