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011901 - A New King, A New Century1999083020010520
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
In the first of 90 new programmes, Radio 4's unique history of Britain begins the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
1: 1901 - a New King, a New Century.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain, with readings by Robert Powell.
Series 2 of the history of Britain begins with the Boer war still raging, and the British have set up the first ever concentration camps.
The Boer war was still raging and the British set up the first ever concentration camps.
011970-1 - Edward Heath, Decimalisation And Ulster 20020804Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
011980-1 - Afghanistan, The Sdp And Ira Hunger Strike 20020915Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
01A New King, A New Century   
021902 - South Africa, Balfour And Education1999083120060203 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
2: `1902 - South Africa, Balfour and Education'.
It's 1902.
London is stricken by small-pox and many have died, as it was difficult to control the outbreak.
02South Africa, Balfour And Education19990906  
031903 - Naval Build-up, Free Trade, And The Empire1999090120090709 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
03Naval Build-up, Free Trade And Empire1999090720060206 (BBC7)
It was considered a British right to win wars and cricket matches.
By 1903 there was a belief there would be war with Germany.
041904 - Ships, Cars, Conurbations And Churchill Crosses The Floor1999090820090710 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
041904 - Ships, Cars, Conurbations, And Churchill Crosses The Floor1999090220010603Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
4: `1904 Ships, Cars, Conurbations, and Churchill Crosses the Floor'.
041973-4 - The Common Market And Two General Elections 20020818Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
041993-4 - The Death Of John Smith, Maastricht, And The Balkans1999090820021201Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
86: `1993 to 1994 - the Death of John Smith, Maastricht, and the Balkans'.
`1993-4: The Death of John Smith, Maastricht and the Balkans'.
051905 - Rebellion In Russia And Balfour Resigns1999090320010610
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
5: `1905 - Rebellion in Russia and Balfour Resigns'.
061906 - Corn Flakes, Traffic And The Moroccan Question1999090620060209 (BBC7)Radio 4's unique history of Britain begins the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
6: `1906 - Corn Flakes, Traffic and the Moroccan Question'.
Kelloggs cornflakes are on sale in the UK, Britain hosts an election and there was still a debate about free trade and tariffs.
061906 - Cornflakes, Traffic And The Moroccan Question1999091020090714 (R7)
20090715 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
061975-6 - The Birth Of Thatcherism And The Resignation Of Wilson 20020825Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
061995 To 1996 - Major Resigns And Labour Reforms1999091020021208
20060602 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates further events of the 20th century in Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
`1995-6: Major Resigns and Labour Reforms'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
87: `1995 to 1996 - Major Resigns and Labour Reforms'.
06Cornflakes, Traffic And The Moroccan Question19990910  
071907 - Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination And Military Reform19990907 Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
7: `1907 - Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination and Military Reform'.
071907 - Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination And Military Reform1999091720090715 (R7)
20090716 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
07Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination And Military Reform1999091320060210 (BBC7)
1907 and the women's movement had hoped that the Liberal party would be sympathetic to them.
How wrong they were.
081908 - Asquith, Pensions And The Balkans1999090820010624
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
8: `1908 - Asquith, Pensions and the Balkans'.
Under Asquith, Lloyd George became Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Germany was expanding its fleet and looking towards the Balkans.
081977-8 - Jubilee, Devolution And A Polish Pope1999091420020901Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
091909 - The Royal Navy And Trouble Brewing In The House Of Lords1999091520090717 (R7)
20090718 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
091909 - The Royal Navy And Trouble Brewing In The Lords1999090920060214 (BBC7)Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
9: `1909 - the Royal Navy and Trouble Brewing in the Lords'.
The first colour moving film appeared in Brighton, and if a man left his wife she was still not entitled to a divorce.
10 1999091620021229Anna Massey narrates the final episode of the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
101910 - King George V1999091020060215 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
10: `1910 - King George V'.
1910 and the first x-ray takes place allowing a surgeon to remove a nail by making a small incision.
10King George V19990922  
111911 - Constitutional Confrontation And The Agadir Crisis1999091320060216 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
11: `1911 - Constitutional Confrontation and the Agadir Crisis'.
Britain is about to witness the constitutional debate to decide the powers of the House of Lords for the rest of the century.
11Constitutional Confrontation And The Agadir Crisis19990923  
121912 - The Titanic, Home Rule And The Marconi Affair1999091420060217 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
1912 was the year Scott reached the South Pole, Woodrow Wilson was President of America, and there was an unsinkable ship: the Titanic.
12The Titanic, Home Rule And The Marconi Affair19990920  
131913 - Ireland, Emily Davison And The Tango1999091520060220 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
13: `1913 - Ireland, Emily Davison and the Tango'.
In the Balkans, Austria-Hungary tells the Serbs to get out of Albania or accept the consequences of war.
13Ireland, Emily Davison And The Tango19990921  
141914 - The Uvf And The Outbreak Of War1999091620010715
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The Great War started in August 1914.
But the British government until this time had been taken up with Ireland and Home Rule.
14The Uvf And The Outbreak Of War19990922  
151915 To 1918 - The Great War1999092320090727 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
151915-8 - The Great War1999091720010722
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The war touched everyone and the assumption that the nation pulled together was not always true.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
15: `1915 to 1918 - the Great War'.
15The Great War19990923  
161919 - The Origins Of The Second World War1999092420090728 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
161919 - The Origins Of World War Ii1999092020010729
20060223 (BBC7)
The TUC demanded that coal mines be nationalised and the police went on strike.
In 1919 Britain wasn't an easy country to govern.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
16: `1919 - the Origins of World War II'.
16The Origins Of The Second World War19990930  
171920 - Russia And Ireland1999092120060224 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The roaring 20s were not just about music and dance.
Lenin gripped Russia, Hitler was emerging and the IRA murdered officials.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
17: `1920 - Russia and Ireland'.
17Russia And Ireland1999100120041208 (BBC7)
20041209 (BBC7)
The roaring 20s were not just about music and dance.
Lenin gripped Russia, Hitler was emerging and the IRA murdered officials.
181922/23 - Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In1999092820090730 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
181922-3 - Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In1999092220010812
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Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
18: `1922/3 - Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In'.
Lloyd George's coalition government which began in 1915 was finished by 1922 and Lloyd George's time was over.
Lloyd George's coalition government that began in 1915 was finished by 1922 and Lloyd George's time was over.
18Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In19990928  
191924 - The First Labour Pm And The Zinoviev Letter1999092320010819
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
1924 and Britain had its first Labour prime minister.
Lenin died and the BBC started schools broadcasting.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
19: `1924 - the First Labour PM and the Zinoviev Letter'.
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19The First Labour Pm And The Zinoviev Letter1999100520041210 (BBC7)
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Ramay MacDonald recognises the Soviet Government.
1924 and Britain had its first Labour prime minister.
Lenin died and the BBC started schools broadcasting.
1924 and Britain has its first Labour prime minister.
201925/6 - Churchill's First Budget And The General Strike1999093020090803 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
201925-6 - Churchill's First Budget And The General Strike1999092420010826
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Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
20: `1925/6 - Churchill's First Budget and the General Strike'.
Noel Coward in the West End, the general strike, the first television pictures, it's all in this ongoing story of Britain.
rike, the first television pictures, it's all in this ongoing story of Britain.
211927/8 - Enter Hitler, And The Rise Of Motoring1999100720090804 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
211927-8 - Enter Hitler, And The Rise Of Motoring1999092720010902
20060302 (BBC7)
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
21: `1927/8 - Enter Hitler, and the Rise of Motoring'.
Hitler's first Nazi rally does not go unnoticed, and Alexander Fleming makes an important discovery.
221929 - Red Buses And The Wall Street Crash1999092820010909
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
22: `1929 - Red Buses and the Wall Street Crash'.
Labour camps, unemployment and corrupt Boy Scout troupes make 1929 an interesting year.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
22Red Buses And The Wall Street Crash   
231930 - European Union And India1999092920041216 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The planet Pluto is discovered and sliced bread first goes on sale.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
23: `1930 - European Union and India'.
The year is 1930.
23European Union And India   
241931 - National Government And Naval Mutiny1999093020041217 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey with Robert Powell.
The year is now 1931 and a cash flow crisis for the Bank of England is deepened by a naval mutiny.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
24: `1931 - National Government and Naval Mutiny'.
24National Government And Naval Mutiny   
251932 - The King And The Dominions1999100120041220 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The BBC began broadcasting overseas and King George V made his first Christmas broadcast from Sandringham.
With Anna Massey.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
25: `1932 - the King and the Dominions'.
25The King And The Dominions   
261933 - The Chancellor Of Germany1999100420060309 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
26: `1933 - the Chancellor of Germany'.
Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.
Few British politicians reacted to the news or saw the dangers of Nazi Germany.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
26The Chancellor Of Germany   
271934 - The Night Of The Long Knives, And The Long March1999100520060310 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
27: `1934 - the Night of the Long Knives, and the Long March'.
Ministers begin to realise the dangers of Hitler's regime even though many Cabinet members felt that Japan was a greater threat.
281935 - Macdonald Resigns And Hitler Rearms1999100620060313 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
In 1935 George V celebrated his silver jubilee.
But in Britain there were severe economic difficulties.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
28: 1935 - Macdonald Resigns and Hitler Rearms.
291936 - Edward Viii And Unemployment1999101320011007
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
`1936: Edward VIII and Unemployment'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
With readings by Robert Powell.
The North/South divide was growing and two hundred unemployed men marched from Jarrow to London.
Baldwin refused to meet them.
291939 - Edward Viii And Unemployment19991007 Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
29: `1939 - Edward VIII and Unemployment'.
301937 - A Coronation As War Looms1999100820011014
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
King George the Sixth is crowned, Stanley Baldwin resigns and Ramsay Macdonald dies in this ongoing chronicle of Britain.
A history of Britain, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
30: `1937 - a Coronation as War Looms'.
30A Coronation As War Looms   
311938 - Anschluss And The Munich Agreement1999101120011021
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
War looms in Europe as German troops stage the infamous 'crystal night', and the British Government tries to avoid tension.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
31: `1938 - Anschluss and the Munich Agreement'.
31Anschluss And The Munich Agreement   
321939 - The Approach Of War1999101220011028
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War is on the agenda in Europe, and the British Government are distinctly uncertain as to how to deal with it.
32The Approach Of War   
331940 - Dunkirk, The Battle Of Britain, And The Evacuation1999101320011104
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Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin are all embroiled in this ongoing narrative of British history.
33Dunkirk, The Battle Of Britain, And The Evacuation   
341941 - Morale, Propaganda, And The Usa1999101420011111
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
34: `1941 - Morale, Propaganda, and the USA'.
The bombing of London and the first screening of Dumbo all figure in this ongoing narrative of English history.
34Morale, Propaganda, And The Usa   
351942 - The Atlantic Charter, India And Women1999101520011118
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
35: `1942 - the Atlantic Charter, India and Women'.
50,000 die in the Warsaw Ghetto, the RAF bomb Dusseldorf and Bremen, and Hitler purges the German High Command.
361943 - The Turning Of The Tide And The Beveridge Report1999101820011125
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
It's the year when the tide of the war turned.
The Germans surrendered at Stalingrad and the Soviet army retakes Kiev.
Radio 4's history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
36: `1943 - the Turning of the Tide and the Beveridge Report'.
371944 - D-day, Education, And The Birth Of The Un1999101920011202
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
1944 is mostly remembered because of the June D-Day landings.
It was also the year of the Butler Act on education.
Radio 4's history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
37: `1944 - D-Day, Education, and the Birth of the UN'.
37D-day, Education, And The Birth Of The Un   
381945 - The End Of The War And A Labour Landslide1999102020011209
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
In 1945 RAF sorties bombed Dresden killing thousands and the Americans dropped the atom bombs on Japan.
38The End Of The War And A Labour Landslide   
391946 - Shortages, The National Health Bill And The Un Meet1999102120011216
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
39: `1946 - Shortages, the National Health Bill and the UN Meet'.
401947 - A Harsh Winter And Independence For India1999102220060329 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the present century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
40: `1947 - a Harsh Winter and Independence for India'.
411948 - Br, The Nhs And The Berlin Airlift1999102520011230
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
41: `1948 - BR, the NHS and the Berlin Airlift'.
421949 - The Republic Of Ireland, The Farthing And Nato1999102620020106
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Eire becomes the Republic of Ireland and NATO is properly formed.
Anna Massey narrates the history of the British Isles.
431950 - War In Korea And The European Debate1999102720020113
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
As British history reaches 1950, the ominous threat of war looms over Korea.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain, telling the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
43: `1950 - War in Korea and the European Debate'.
441951 - The Return Of Churchill1999102820020120
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain, telling the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
44: `1951 - the Return of Churchill'.
British history reaches 1951, the year that Churchill came back into power.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
44The Return Of Churchill   
451952 - The Death Of George Vi1999102920060405 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
45: `1952 - the Death of George VI'.
The King dies, rationing and economic gloom continue at home, there's trouble in Kenya and a new President in the USA.
45The Death Of George Vi   
461953 - The New Elizabeth Age1999110120060406 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
It's a busy year including the Queen's Coronation, Rhodesia and the Central Africa Federation, and the death of Stalin.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
46: `1953 - the New Elizabeth Age'.
46The New Elizabeth Age   
471954 - The Four Minute Mile, The H-bomb And Eden's Frustration1999110220020414
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Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
47: `1954 - the Four-Minute Mile, the H-Bomb and Eden's Frustration'.
Increasing threat of Nuclear war, British forces kicked out of Egypt, and a Cabinet crisis are making troubled times for Churchill.
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
47The Four-minute Mile, The H-bomb And Eden's Frustration   
481955 - The Warsaw Pact And The Departure Of Churchill1999110320020421
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
48: `1955 - the Warsaw Pact and the Departure of Churchill'.
East and West face each other across the Iron Curtain.
Eden finally gets his chance, and Grace Archer meets her maker.
48The Warsaw Pact And The Departure Of Churchill   
491956 - The Suez Crisis1999110420020428
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
49: `1956 - the Suez Crisis'.
Prime Minister orders an assault on Egypt.
"One of the most poorly thought-through and badly executed political decisions of post-war Britain..." The story is told.
49The Suez Crisis   
501957 - Harold Macmillan Becomes Pm And A Dog Goes Into Space1999110520020505
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
50: `1957 - Harold Macmillan Becomes PM and a Dog Goes into Space'.
The Space Race starts, the European Union is born and theres a new man at No 10.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
50Harold Macmillan Becomes Pm And A Dog Goes Into Space   
511958 - Cnd, Cyprus And The End Of National Service1999110820020512
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
51: `1958 - CND, Cyprus and the End of National Service'.
51Cnd, Cyprus And The End Of National Service   
521959 - Cuba, Cyprus, And The Russians Reach The Moon1999110920020519
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Castro comes to power, there's a Moon landing and a solution in Cyprus; plus the Mini is launched!
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
52: `1959 - Cuba, Cyprus, and the Russians Reach the Moon'.
52Cuba, Cyprus, And The Russians Reach The Moon   
531960 - The Wind Of Change1999111020020526
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the present century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
53: `1960 - the Wind of Change'.
Macmillan and Africa, the Sharpeville Massacre, a US spy plane is shot down over Russia and Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
53The Wind Of Change   
541961 - The Bay Of Pigs And The Building Of The Berlin Wall1999111120020602
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
54: `1961 - the Bay of Pigs and the Building of the Berlin Wall'.
Kennedy tells America to "ask what you can do for your country".
Exiles invade Cuba.
Kruschev gets bullish over Berlin.
54The Bay Of Pigs And The Building Of The Berlin Wall   
551962 - Tw3, The Death Of Marilyn Monroe And The Cuban Missile Crisis1999111220020609
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the present century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
55: `1962 - TW3, the Death of Marilyn Monroe and the Cuban Missile Crisis'.
This was the year Decca turned down a record contract for the Beatles and Lawrence of Arabia hit the big screen.
55Tw3, The Death Of Marilyn Monroe And The Cuban Missile Crisis   
561963 - Beeching, Profumo And Martin Luther King's Dream1999111920060420 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
1963 was a momentous year with Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech made in Washington.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
561963 - Beeching, Profumo, And Martin Luther King's Dream1999111520020616Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
56: `1963 - Beeching, Profumo and Martin Luther King's Dream'.
56Beeching, Profumo And Martin Luther King's Dream   
571964 - Ian Smith, Harold Wilson And Vietnam1999112620090923 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
571964 - Ian Smith, Harold Wilson, And Vietnam1999111620020623
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1964 was the year that Labour, after 13 yrs in opposition, came to power under Harold Wilson.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
57: `1964 - Ian Smith, Harold Wilson, and Vietnam'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
57Ian Smith, Harold Wilson And Vietnam   
581965 - The Death Of Churchill, Rolling Thunder And Udi1999120320090924 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
581965 - The Death Of Churchill, Rolling Thunder, And Udi1999111720020630
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Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
58: `1965 - the Death of Churchill, Rolling Thunder and UDI'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
The year opens with the death of Winston Churchill and Edward Heath becomes the first state educated leader of the opposition.
58The Death Of Churchill, Rolling Thunder And Udi   
59Another Labour Victory   
59Another Labour Victory   
601967 - The Six-day War And Devaluation1999111920020714
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The war in the Middle East had a major impact on Britain's economy and resulted in a devaluation of the pound.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
60: `1967 - the Six-day War and Devaluation'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
60The Six-day War And Devaluation   
611968 - Revolution In Paris And Spring In Prague1999112220020721
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
61: `1968 - Revolution in Paris and Spring in Prague'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
Martin Luther King was murdered, the Russians entered Czechoslovakia and Tony Hancock committed suicide.
Read by Anna Massey.
621969 - The Troubles, Biafra, And In Place Of Strife1999112320020728
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
62: `1969 - the Troubles, Biafra, and in Place of Strife'.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
The year when a man walked on the moon and British troops walked on the streets of Northern Ireland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
62The Troubles, Biafra, And In Place Of Strife   
631970 - Edward Heath Becomes Mp1999113020091001 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
631970 - Edward Heath Becomes Pm1999112420050210 (BBC7)
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Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
63: `1970 - Edward Heath Becomes MP'.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
A General Election is called and Labour learn that timing is everything.
Ted Heath wins.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
63Edward Heath Becomes Mp   
641971 - Decimalisation And Ulster In Flames1999112520050211 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
64: `1971 - Decimalisation and Ulster in Flames'.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
Edward Heath is set on European membership and violence breaks out on the streets of Northern Ireland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
64Decimalisation And Ulster In Flames   
64Decimalisation And Ulster In Flames   
651972 - Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, And Black September1999112620050214 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
65: `1972 - Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, and Black September'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
The history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey, with readings by Robert Powell.
Bloody Sunday, the Munich Olympics massacre and at home, power cuts.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
65Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, And Black September   
661973 - Rivers Of Blood, Europe, And The Yom Kippur War1999112920091006 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
66: `1973 - Rivers of Blood, Europe, and the Yom Kippur War'.
66Rivers Of Blood, Europe, And The Yom Kippur War   
671974 - Who Governs Britain?1999113020060505 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
67: `1974 - Who Governs Britain?'.
The country was cold and fed up.
Harold Wilson becomes PM.
Westminster is bombed by the IRA.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
67Who Governs Britain?   
681975 - The Birth Of Thatcherism And A Referendum On Europe1999120120060508 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Britain remained in economic decline and Margaret Thatcher becomes leader of the Conservatives.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
68: `1975 - the Birth of Thatcherism and a Referendum on Europe'.
68The Birth Of Thatcherism And A Referendum On Europe   
691976 - Wilson Resigns1999120220060509 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
69: `1976 - Wilson Resigns'.
Wilson resigns after 13 years as leader.
The economic problems continue and there's a water shortage during a long, hot summer.
69Wilson Resigns   
69Wilson Resigns   
701977 - Jubilee And Charter 771999120320060510 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
70: `1977 - Jubilee and Charter 77'.
The year in which Elvis and Charlie Chaplin died and the seeds of political change are sown in Europe.
Read by Anna Massey.
70Jubilee And Charter 77   
711978 - Camp David, Devolution, And A Polish Pope1999120620060511 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
71: `1978 - Camp David, Devolution, and a Polish Pope'.
With the parties neck and neck, Callaghan decides on a spring '79 election.
Abroad, Israel and Egypt sign a peace agreement.
721979 - Prime Minister Thatcher And The Ira1999120720020908
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
72: `1979 - Prime Minister Thatcher and the IRA'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
Following the Winter of Discontent, Labour goes into the political wilderness for 18 years and Margaret Thatcher becomes PM.
72Prime Minister Thatcher And The Ira   
731980 - Afghanistan And Michael Foot1999120820050224 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The turbulent 'me, me, me' decade begins with the miners' strike and the murder of John Lennon.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
73: `1980 - Afghanistan and Michael Foot'.
73Afghanistan And Michael Foot   
741981 - The Sdp And Ira Hunger Strikes1999121520091016 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
741981 - The Sdp, And Ira Hunger Strikes1999120920050225 (BBC7)
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Torvill and Dean take to the ice and John McEnroe wins Wimbledon.
The SDP is launched and Bobby Sands dies in the Maze prison.
74The Sdp And Ira Hunger Strikes   
751982 - The Falklands War1999121020060517 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
The epic history of Britain.
Over 900 die in the Falklands and an IRA bomb goes off in Hyde Park.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
75: `1982 - the Falklands War'.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
761983 - The Falklands Factor Election, And Star Wars1999121320020929
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
76: `1983 - the Falklands Factor Election, and Star Wars'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
771984 - The Miners' Strike And The Brighton Bomb1999121420021006
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
77: `1984 - the Miners' Strike and the Brighton Bomb'.
Pit closures mark the start of the Miners' Strike and the IRA plant a bomb at The Grand Hotel in Brighton.
Read by Anna Massey.
781985 - Gorbachev And The Anglo-irish Agreement1999121520060522 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Gorbachev is leader of the USSR and begins a programme of modernisation, and the Anglo-Irish agreement is signed.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
78: `1985 - Gorbachev and the Anglo-Irish Agreement'.
791986 - Chernobyl And The Westland Affair1999121620060523 (BBC7)
20091023 (R7)
20091024 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
An explosion at Chernobyl had far reaching effects, as did The Westland Affair.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
79: `1986 - Chernobyl and the Westland Affair'.
801987 - The Great Debate, Black Monday, And The Great Storm1999121720060524 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
A hurricane in the south of England and political correctness comes to Enid Blyton's Toyland.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
80: `1987 - the Great Debate, Black Monday, and the Great Storm'.
`1987: The Great Debate, Black Monday and the Great Storm'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
811988 - Another Thatcher Victory And Cabinet Divisions1999122020060525 (BBC7)
20091027 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Although Thatcher wins the election, friction is beginning to develop within the party.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
81: `1988 - Another Thatcher Victory and Cabinet Divisions'.
821989 - The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, And Tiananmen Square1999122120021103
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
82: `1989 - the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and Tiananmen Square'.
831990 - The Poll Tax, The Erm, And Exit Margaret Thatcher1999122220060529 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
After a leadership contest, Thatcher finally leaves Downing Street to be replaced by John Major.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
83: `1990 - the Poll Tax, the ERM, and Exit Margaret Thatcher'.
841991 - John Major And War With Iraq2000010720021117Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
841991 - John Major And War With Iraq1999122920091030 (R7)
20091031 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
851992 - Oldies, Speculators, And Labour Falls Again1999122320021124
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Britain is hit by recession, rising crime rates, The Oldie magazine and a General Election.
Read by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
84: `1991 - John Major and War with Iraq'.
85: `1992 - Oldies, Speculators, and Labour Falls Again'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
851992 - Oldies, Speculators, And Labour Falls Again2000011420021124
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
Britain is hit by recession, rising crime rates, The Oldie magazine and a General Election.
Read by Anna Massey.
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century, narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
84: `1991 - John Major and War with Iraq'.
85: `1992 - Oldies, Speculators, and Labour Falls Again'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
861993 To 1994 - The Death Of John Smith, Maastricht, And The Balkans2000012120060601 (BBC7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
The separation of Charles and Diana, war in the Balkans and the Labour leadership are amongst the events narrated by Anna Massey.
861993-4 - The Death Of John Smith, Maastricht, And The Balkans1999122619991227Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
86: `1993 to 1994 - the Death of John Smith, Maastricht, and the Balkans'.
`1993-4: The Death of John Smith, Maastricht and the Balkans'.
871995 To 1996 - Major Resigns And Labour Reforms2000012820091104 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
871995-6 - Major Resigns And Labour Reforms1999122820021208`1995-6: Major Resigns and Labour Reforms'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
87: `1995 to 1996 - Major Resigns and Labour Reforms'.
881987-8 - Cabinet Divisions2000010420021027 
881997 - The Death Of Diana And The Election Of New Labour1999122920021215
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
New Labour win the General Election, international shock at the death of Diana and the Good Friday Agreement is signed.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
891989 - The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, And Tiananmen Square2000010520021103Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson.
82: `1989 - the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and Tiananmen Square'.
891998 To 1999 - Devolution, Kosovo, And The Lords2000010520091106 (R7)
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Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
891998-9 - Devolution, Kosovo, And The Lords1999123020021222
20050318 (BBC7)
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain
Having started at the beginning of the year with the arrival of the Romans in 55 BC, today's penultimate episode of Radio 4's history of Britain in the 20th century brings the most recent events into historical perspective.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with additionAl Readings by Robert Powell.
901990 - The Poll Tax, The Erm And, Exit Margaret Thatcher2000010620021110Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
 1902-3 - Balfour, Education, And Free Trade 20010527 
 1906-7 - Traffic Problems, Education And Arms Build-up 20010617 
 1910-11 - A New King, Commons Versus Lords, And Industrial Unrest 20010701 
 1912-13: Ireland, Suffragettes And The Role Of The Monarch 20010708Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain, with readings by Robert Powell.
 1920-21: Russia And Ireland 20010805 
 1930-31: Protest In India And National Government 20010916`1930-31: Protest in India and National Government'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
With readings by Robert Powell.
 1932: Hitler Becomes Chancellor And The Bodyline Tour 20010923`1932: Hitler Becomes Chancellor and the Bodyline Tour'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
With readings by Robert Powell.
 1934-35: The German Threat Grows And Ramsay Macdonald Resigns 20010930 
 1952: The New Elizabethan Age Begins. 20020127`1952: The New Elizabethan Age Begins'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
With readings by Robert Powell.
   20020922Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
 1985 - The Anglo-irish Agreement, Chernobyl And The Westland Affair 20021013`1985: The Anglo-Irish Agreement, Chernobyl and the Westland Affair'.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
90 LAST2000 - 2,000 Years Of Kinship1999123120050321 (BBC7)
20060607 (BBC7)
The ongoing history of England reaches the eve of the third millennium - time to look back over 2,000 years of history.
The final episode of this award-winning series attempts to summarise the past 2,000 years of our history, to identify the common threads that run through it and to see how they may lead into the future.
Anna Massey narrates the 20th-century section of Christopher Lee's history of Britain.
90 LAST2000 - 2000 Years Of Kinship2000011220091109 (R7)
20091110 (R7)
Across the decades, Christopher Lee's vivid account of Britain's fast-paced history.
Narrated by Anna Massey, with Robert Powell.
 1948 20060330 (BBC7)BR, the NHS and the Berlin Airlift.
The birth of the NHS, and the signing of the so-called five power pact.
British history rolls on.
 1973. Rivers Of Blood, Europe, And The Yom Kippur War 20060504 (BBC7)The Watergate affair and an oil crisis which brought petrol rationing and speed restrictions to British roads.
 1983. The Falklands Factor Election, And Star Wars 20060518 (BBC7)A General Election, Michael Foot steps down as opposition leader and Breakfast TV begins in Britain.
Read by Anna Massey.
 1989. The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, And Tiananmen Square 20060526 (BBC7)The downfall of Communism in Eastern Europe but hundreds die in Tiananmen Square.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
 1991 - John Major And The War With Iraq 20060530 (BBC7)John Major faces Iraq and Europe.
In Russia, Gorbachev is subjected to a coup and eventually resigns.
Narrated by Anna Massey.
 1999 To 1999 - Devolution, Kosovo, And The Lords 20060606 (BBC7)The Balkans dominate Foreign Policy.
At home, progress towards Devolution and an assembly in Northern Ireland.
 Cnd, Cyprus And The End Of National Service 20060413 (BBC7)1958.
The first double yellow lines, a little local difficulty, the Angry Young Men and trouble in Iraq.
 Rebellion In Russia And Balfour Resigns 20060208 (BBC7)Whilst Russians faced starvation and mutiny Britain witnessed a change in government.
 Ships, Cars, Conurbations And Churchill Crosses The Floor 20060207 (BBC7)The Entente Cordiale was formed which meant that if France went to war with Germany then Britain would have to go too.

Why This data isn't to be trusted

  • When the episodes were first broadcast they were daily, but not every week, and sometimes the new batch started numbering back at one rather than continuing the sequence.
  • And to make things more confusing the titles of the repeats didn't always match the original, with differning years being used.

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