Episodes

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01The Moon Landing2014021920181211 (BBC7)

History Retweeted sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in 140 characters or fewer.

In this first episode, The Moon Landing: From Launch to Landing, we follow the crew of Apollo 11 as they cruise to the moon. We're given a snapshot of an internet-savvy 1960s - astronauts are trolled, Action Chaps are sold, and America wins gold in the space race.

A space-based David Bowie and a caterpillar's eating disorder are the trending topics of the day.

History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by - feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn,
Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh - with Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

From launch to landing, we follow the crew of Apollo 11 as they cruise to the Moon.

Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history

02The Premiere Of Romeo And Juliet2014022620181218 (BBC7)

History Retweeted sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in 140 characters or fewer.

It's the opening night of Romeo and Juliet and you are cordially invited to the premiere of a brand new play by the up-and-coming playwright Billy Shakespeare. Much the same as any other playwright, Shakespeare ponders how the play will be received. He needn't worry anymore as the 16th century now comes complete with wifi.

Bloggers review the show, fan-made plays are rife and the stars are interviewed on YouTube as one of Shakespeare's greatest blockbusters is 're-tweeted'.

Turning statuses into sounds, History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn, Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh - with Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry.

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

Up-and-coming playwright Billy Shakespeare ponders how his new work will be received.

Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history

03The Great Pyramid2014030520181225 (BBC7)

The programme that sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in less than 140 characters.

In The Great Pyramid - the Nile turns into video streams, order your pet mummification online, and find out how Pharaoh Khufu built that great feat of mankind while maintaining a hashtag game with his followers?

Turning statuses into sounds, History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn,
Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh. With Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

How did Pharaoh Khufu build such a feat of engineering while maintaining a hashtag game?

Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history

04The Fall Of The Berlin Wall2014031220190101 (BBC7)

The programme that sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in less than 140 characters.

In The Fall of The Berlin Wall, East meets West in the field of online dating, 80's children's programming pops up on your screen, and Tim Berners-Lee tweets about his world-changing new invention.

Turning statuses into sounds, History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by, feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn, Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh. With Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry
Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

East meets West in the field of online dating and Tim Berners-Lee tweets.

Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history