History On The Hoof

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940716]

The Queen rides to the top of Blackpool Tower this week as part of its centenary celebrations. Amazingly, all the original architectural drawings of this national landmark and grade one listed building are missing. In the first of an investigative history series, John Slater sets off to track down the lost plans.

APierBlackhill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940716]

Unknown: John Slater

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940717]

John Slater pursues the lost plans of Blackpool Tower.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940717]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940723]

A suicide note dated 1901 has turned up underneath some floorboards in a shop at Brigg in Humberside. Thomas Benjamin Swift confesses to murdering maidservant Molly Brown because he made her pregnant. John Slater investigates. APierBlackhill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940723]

Unknown:. Thomas Benjamin

Unknown: Molly Brown

Unknown: John Slater

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940724]

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940730]

The archaeological world is in a buzz about skeleton number 77, found underthe car park beside the old Blackf liars buildings in Gloucester. John Slater investigates.

APierBlackhill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940731]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940806]

In Allerton Bywater , between Leeds and Castleford in West Yorkshire, the pit that kept the village alive has been razed to the ground and most men are out of work. John Slater gives them a helping hand. APierBlackhill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940806]

Unknown: Allerton Bywater

Unknown: John Slater

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940807]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940813]

Why is the Worcestershire Black Pear important? It has symbolic value as part of the old Worcestershire's county heritage, but it has a greater importance. The loss of the pear tree would represent the loss of unique genetic information, and that is true of many fruits, vegetables and farm animals. John Slater tells a fruity tale.

APterBlackhill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940813]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940814]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940820]

The Highland village of Inniemore was cleared in 1824 to make way for sheep. For the last 60 years, its ruins have been hidden by forest and the village has been all but erased from local memory. John Slater pieces together the death of a community. APierBlackHill production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940820]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940821]