Ray’s History Radio & TV Picks.      No.11.          15 April 2015. 

The Last Days of Rasputin

Channel 5: Thu 16 April 2015, 20.00 – 21.00. 2/6. 

The downfall and legacy of Rasputin. http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-last-days-of/episodes/rasputin-3

 

The Plantagenets

BBC 4: Thu 16 April 2015, 23.00 – 00.00. 1/3.  Repeat series.

Professor Robert Bartlett tells the story of England’s most dysfunctional, yet longest-ruling, royal dynasty.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042yyhx  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042yyhx/episodes/guide

 

Secrets of Great British Castles

Channel 5: Fri 17 April 2015, 20.00 -21.00. 3/6. Warwick Castle

Historian Dan Jones http://www.channel5.com/shows/secrets-of-great-british-castles/episodes/episode-3-673

 

Sex and the Church

BBC 2:  Fri 17 April 2015, 21.00 – 22.00. 2/3. Sexual Revolution:

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch continues his exploration of how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality through history.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05ql6hf

 

1914-1918: The Cultural Front

BBC Radio 4: Sat 18 April 2015, 10.30-11.00. 1/3. Glimpses of a Modern World:

In the first of the second series on how the Great War changed art, words and society, Francine Stock returns to The Cultural Front looking for glimpses of a modern world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qvn32

 

The Blast of War

BBC Radio 4: Mon 22 to Fri 24 April 2015, 10.45 – 11.00 Rpt daily 19.45 – 20.00.

New radio drama serialBritish soldier fighting in Afghanistan is sent on a time-travelling journey of atonement; GallipoliWaterloo, Agincourt. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qy2s/episodes/guide

 

Ancient Black Ops: Spartans

Yesterday: Mon 20 April 2015, 23.00 – 00.00.

Within the ranks of the Spartan 300 was a secret death squad, who aimed to kill the Persian king.http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/ancient-black-ops/episodes/

 

Railways of the Great War

BBC 4: Mon 20 April 2015, 19.30 – 20.00. Repeat of 2014 series – Episode 5.Railways and Remembrance: Michael Portillo explores the aftermath of the conflict. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dbt1w

 

Medieval Dead

Yesterday: Mon 20 April 2015, 20.00 – 21.00. Series 2 | Episode 4

Carbon dating of a skeleton found in East Sussex suggests the bones are from the Norman era. Did this mysterious medieval man fight at the Battle of Hastings? http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/medieval-dead/

 

Treasures of Ancient Greece.

BBC 4: Wed 22 April 2015, 21.00 – 22.00. 3/3 

The Long Shadow: Alastair Sooke explores the afterlife of the Greek masterpieces that changed the course of western culture. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rj5xj

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