Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
0201Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint20100706 (BBC7)
20140127 (BBC7)
20140128 (BBC7)

By Lucy Caldwell. Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning.

In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.

Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!

It's history - but not quite as we know it!

Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint

by Lucy Caldwell

Reader: Corinne Kempa

Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.

Pretty As A Picture

by Heidi Regan

Reader: Raphael Koeb

Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.

She Wore a White Dress

by Jessica Ransom

Reader: Julie Dray

Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.

Producer: Heather Larmour

This week our afternoon readings take a look at some momentous moments in history from the perspective of those on the sidelines. Each afternoon some unexpected witnesses who were 'there too' tell us their stories and give us an insight into the happenings that didn't make it into the history books.

Today's 'I Was There Too!' reading takes us back to events in fifteenth century France and a most unusual case of sibling rivalry, as Corinne Kempa reads 'Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint' by Lucy Caldwell, producer Heather Larmour.

By Lucy Caldwell. Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning.

In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.

Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!

It's history - but not quite as we know it!

Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint

by Lucy Caldwell

Reader: Corinne Kempa

Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.

Pretty As A Picture

by Heidi Regan

Reader: Raphael Koeb

Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.

She Wore a White Dress

by Jessica Ransom

Reader: Julie Dray

Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.

Producer: Heather Larmour

This week our afternoon readings take a look at some momentous moments in history from the perspective of those on the sidelines. Each afternoon some unexpected witnesses who were 'there too' tell us their stories and give us an insight into the happenings that didn't make it into the history books.

Today's 'I Was There Too!' reading takes us back to events in fifteenth century France and a most unusual case of sibling rivalry, as Corinne Kempa reads 'Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint' by Lucy Caldwell, producer Heather Larmour.

In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.

Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!

It's history - but not quite as we know it!

Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint

by Lucy Caldwell

Reader: Corinne Kempa

Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.

Pretty As A Picture

by Heidi Regan

Reader: Raphael Koeb

Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.

She Wore a White Dress

by Jessica Ransom

Reader: Julie Dray

Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.

Producer: Heather Larmour

This week our afternoon readings take a look at some momentous moments in history from the perspective of those on the sidelines. Each afternoon some unexpected witnesses who were 'there too' tell us their stories and give us an insight into the happenings that didn't make it into the history books.

Today's 'I Was There Too!' reading takes us back to events in fifteenth century France and a most unusual case of sibling rivalry, as Corinne Kempa reads 'Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint' by Lucy Caldwell, producer Heather Larmour.

0202Pretty As A Picture20100707 (BBC7)
20140128 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)

By Heidi Regan. A young assistant accompanies a painter on an important royal commission.

In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.

Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!

It's history - but not quite as we know it!

Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint

by Lucy Caldwell

Reader: Corrine Kempa

Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.

Pretty as a Picture

by Heidi Regan

Reader: Raphael Koeb

Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.

She Wore a White Dress

by Jessica Ransom

Reader: Julie Dray

Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.

Producer: Heather Larmour

Our afternoon readings this week take a look at some momentous moments in history from the perspective of some unexpected witnesses who were 'there too' but didn't quite make it into the history books.

Today's reading takes us to Tudor times where an eager young apprentice travels with a master painter on an important commission where he learns a valuable lesson about the politics of beauty and truth.

Raphael Koeb reads 'Pretty as a Picture' by Heidi Regan, producer Heather Larmour.

0203 LASTShe Wore A White Dress20100708 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)
20140130 (BBC7)

In the pivotal moments of history the little man is inevitably written out of the history books. Whatever happened to Cleopatra's milkman, Einstein's postman, Michelangelo's model or Shakespeare's gardener? Just maybe there was more going on behind the scenes than we could ever imagine.

Writers Lucy Caldwell, Heidi Regan and Jessica Ransom, take us behind the scenes for an alternative look at some great historical moments through the eyes of some unexpected - and, until now - overlooked witnesses who were there too!

It's history - but not quite as we know it!

Maiden, Mother, Spinster, Saint

by Lucy Caldwell

Reader: Corrine Kempa

Being overshadowed by a sibling takes on a whole new meaning when your sister is a figure of national notoriety.

Pretty As A Picture

by Heidi Regan

Reader: Raphael Koeb

Beauty and truth collide when a young assistant accompanies a master painter on an important royal commission.

She Wore a White Dress

by Jessica Ransom

Reader: Julie Dray

Dressing a queen is a great responsibility, especially for her final public appearance.

Producer: Heather Larmour

Today's afternoon reading sees the last in our 'I Was There Too!' series, readings which offer us an unexpected interpretation of some historic moments from some witnesses who were there too! It's history, but not as we know it!

This afternoon we travel to revolutionary France as a young dressmaker gives us her insight into dressing a Queen for the most public appearance of her life. Julie Dray reads 'She Wore a White Dress' by Jessica Ransom, Producer Heather Larmour.

By Jessica Ransom. Dressing a queen for her final appearance is a great responsibility.