Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910109]

A four-part series that rewrites history.

2: In the 1951 General

Election, Clement Attlee 's Labour party won more votes but fewer seats than the Conservatives. This week Christopher Andrew asks, 'What if Labour had won?' Lord Jay (in 1951 a junior minister called Douglas Jay ) and Peter Hennessey re-create the 50s, and describe a socialist decade that never was.

Producer tan Bell

Contributors

Unknown: Clement Attlee

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Unknown: Douglas Jay

Unknown: Peter Hennessey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910109]

Unknown: Clement Attlee

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Unknown: Douglas Jay

Unknown: Peter Hennessey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930706]

Mrs Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister after failing to win a Conservative leadership election outright for want of a handful of votes. What if she had been supported by a few extra MPs and scraped home? Would she have forced George Bush to keep the Gulf War going until Saddam had been driven from Iraq? What would she have done when the pound came under pressure in the ERM? And could the Thatcher factor have brought Labour theirfirst General Election win since 1974? Roy Hattersley , who would have been in the first Kinnock cabinet, and Lord Gilmour, who was sacked by Mrs Thatcher ,join Christopher Andrew to rewrite the history of the last three years. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930706]

Unknown: Mrs Thatcher

Unknown: George Bush

Unknown: Roy Hattersley

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930713]

The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth arguably had a greater impact on world history than any other single event. But what if Pontius Pitate had done what he reallywanted, and freed him? Rabbi Julia Neuberger , Mashuq Ally and Tom Wright join Christopher Andrew to rewrite the history of the last two thousand years. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930713]

Unknown: Pontius Pitate

Unknown: Julia Neuberger

Unknown: Mashuq Ally

Unknown: Tom Wright

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930727]

As every schoolchild knows, in 1066 King Harold was shot in the eye in the process of losing the battle of Hastings. What if he'd ducked and saved the day? This week Christopher Andrew is joined by Patrick Wormald and David Bates to rewrite the history of what might have been. producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930727]

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Unknown: Patrick Wormald

Unknown: David Bates

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]

The programme that rewrites history turns the clock back to 1967. What if drugs had been legalised then? Dr Christopher Andrew and his guests speculate about a world in which snooker championships might be sponsored by cannabis producers. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]

Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Hugh Gaitskell died just before he could become Labour Prime Minister in 1964. What if he'd survived, and it had been he and not Harold Wilson who entered Number 10? Lord Rodgers, who left the Labour Party to co-found the SDP, and Ken Livingstone MP, chart for Christopher Andrew a very different political history of the last 30 years. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell

Unknown: Harold Wilson

Unknown: Ken Livingstone

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931023]

After the Second World War there was enormous optimism that Britain would devise an education system which would be the envy of the world - with nursery places for all, grammar, secondary and technical schools to deal with every level of ability. What if the Act which promised all that had been fully implemented? Sir Rhodes Boyson , MP, and author and journalist Bruce Kemble tell Christopher Andrew about their vision of the way education could have been today. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931023]

Unknown: Rhodes Boyson

Unknown: Bruce Kemble

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931030]

In the last of the series, Christopher Andrew hears from the last chairman of the press council, Lord Louis Blom Cooper, and Professor Hugh Stephenson who imagine what might have happened if the radical reforms of the press proposed in 1977 had been implemented. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931030]

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Unknown: Professor Hugh Stephenson

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960720]

A four-part series of the programme that explores what would have happened if history had followed another course. 1: The Gulf War. Three key players at the time: Tom King, the Defence

Secretary; Sir Alan Munro , the British Ambassador in Saudi Arabia; and Air Chief Marshall Sir Patrick Hine , the Joint Commander of the British

Forces, join Professor Christopher Andrew to rewrite history.

Producer Ian Bell. Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960720]

Unknown: Sir Alan Munro

Unknown: Sir Patrick Hine

Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960803]

A four-part series of the programme that rewrites history.

3: Bonnie Prince Charlie. Professor

Christopher Andrew talks to historians Jeremy Black and Diana Preston about the effect a Stuart dynasty would have had on England.

Producer Ian Bell. Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960803]

Talks: Christopher Andrew

Unknown: Jeremy Black

Unknown: Diana Preston

Producer: Ian Bell.