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19950324The Second World War was fought not only on the battlefield but also in the kitchen gardens, the factories, the hearths and hills of Britain. In these dangerous times people confided in their diaries. The first of seven reconstructions of wartime Britain using diaries, newspapers, news bulletins and contemporary music. 1938-9: These Foolish Things. When I get in I find that Murphy, my cat, has killed a robin. In a day of stress and emotion I feel it's Hitler's fault and I cry and cry. Evacuated mothers and children arrive in the village from the East End - only children were expected. Compiled by Angus Calder Producer David Batchelor. RptWed 11.00pm
19950329The first of seven reconstructions of wartime Britain using diaries, newspapers, news bulletins and contemporary music. 1938/9 These Foolish Times

Repeated from Friday

19950331The Second World War was fought not only on the battlefields of the world but also in the kitchen gardens, the factories, the hearths and hills of Britain, In these dangerous and historic times people confided in their diaries. 2: 1940 1 Did What I Could with My Gas Mask. 'I think if ever man is entitled to feel miserable, it is when he gropes around Victoria Station in the blackout at midnight looking for his returning 'leave' train. Compiled by Angus Calder. Producer David Batchelor. Rptd Wednesday at 11.00pm
19950405A picture of wartime Britain built up from diary extracts. 2: 1940: 1 Did What I Could with My Gas Mask Repeated from Friday
19950407Seven programmes which build up a picture of wartime Britain through diary entries of the Second World War. 3: 1941: The Thing-ummy-bob. The National Canine Defence League has just issued a revised edition of the helpful leaflet 'Wartime Dog Food', and a copy will be gladly sent gratis to any dog owners who care to forward a penny stamp for postage. Compiled by Angus Caider Producer David Batchelor Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm
19950412A picture of Britain built up from the diaries that people confided in during the Second World War. 3: 1941

Repeated from Friday

19950414Seven programmes building up a picture of Britain during the Second World War using diaries written at the time. 4: 1942: Oh Say Can You See, By the Dawn's Early Light. Ireland is a land of plenty, plenty of food and plenty of attractive girls - this is rather important.... Producer David Batchelor. Rptd Wed 11.00pm
19950419A picture of wartime Britain built up from diary extracts. 4: 1942: Oh Say

Can You See, By the Dawn's Early Light Repeated from Good Friday

19950421Seven programmes building up a picture of Britain during the Second World War through diaries written at the time. 5: 1943: Is He Well? Pantellaria gives in. Well! It's one dot on the world map and it's borne one month of heavy bombing. How long for Germany and Italy? Producer David Batchelor. Rptd Wed 11.00pm
19950426Seven pictures of Britain during the Second World War culled from diaries of the time. 5: 1943: Is He Well?

Repeated from Friday

19950428Seven pictures of Britain during the Second World War culled from diaries of the time. 6: 1944: We'll Meet Again Producer David Batchelor Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm
19950503Seven pictures of Britain during the Second World War culled from diaries of the time. 6: 1944: We'll Meet Again Repeated from Friday
19950505The last in the series of pictures about Second World War Britain culled from diaries of the time. 1945: Jerusalem

Producer David Batchelor. Rptd Wed 11.00pm

19950510Last in the series about Second World

War Britain culled from diaries of the time. 1945: Jerusalem

Repeated from Friday