Ray Boyles History Radio & TV Picks. No.08: 25 March 2015.

Richard III: the Reburial

Channel 4: Thu 26 March
2015, 10.00 – 13.00. Highlights 20.00 – 21.00

Live coverage of
Richard III’s re-internment at Leicester Cathedral. Jon Snow and experts discuss
his place in history and the issues surrounding the event.

 The Normans

BBC4 :  Thu 26 March 2015, 23.00-00.0. 1/3

Repeat of three-part 2010 documentary
series. A look at how the Normans developed from a band of marauding Vikings
into the formidable warriors who conquered England in 1066.



BBC 2:  Thu 26 March 2015, 21.00 – 22.00. 4/7.

Historical drama series, set in an Australian
penal colony, dubbed by some as historically inaccurate and clichéd. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p5zck


BBC2 Fri 27 Mar 2015, 23:35 – 01.50.

Compelling 1989 film drama based on the
true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first
black regiment in the Union army during the American Civil War.

 Chemistry: A Volatile History. 

BBC 4: Sat 28 March
2015, 20.00 – 21.00. 2/3 The Order of the Elements:

Professor Al-Khalili looks at the 19th-century
chemists who struggled to impose an order on the apparently random world of the
. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qck1t

Pavlopetri: the City Beneath the Waves

BBC2:  Sat 28 March 2015, 20.05 – 21.05.

Just off the southern coast of mainland
Greece; an international team use cutting-edge technology to digitally raise the
oldest submerged city in the world from the seabed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015yh6f

 Sunday Feature:

Caucasian Roots.

BBC Radio 3: Sun 29 March 2015, 21.00 – 21.45. 2/2

Bettany Hughes concludes
her journey through the Caucasus and traces how an anthropologist invented the
idea that this area was the home of the white race “The Caucasians”.


BBC 1: Sun 29 March
2015, 21.00 – 22.00. 4/8

The new dramatisation
of Winston Graham’s well-loved novels set in 18th century Cornwall

 Medieval Dead:  Agincourt Band of


Mon 30 March 2015, 20.00 – 21.00. Series 2
| Episode 2

An exploration of the medieval world using
archive, archaeology and forensic research.

Episodes:  http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/medieval-dead/

Series details: http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/medieval-dead/article/about-series-2/