Episodes

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GENOME:
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The first of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history.

John Slater looks at current historical and archaeological research and asks what delving into the past actually does. What happens if you wake up and discover that your history has vanished and is in the process of being rewritten? This actually happened in East Germany when the Wall came down and eminent

Communist historians were cast out of the universities. Why, in 1645, did hundreds of women in Suffolk admit to being witches? And is archaeology dead because nobody is allowed to dig any more?

A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
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The second of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history. Was Ireland ever invaded by the Romans? John Slater reveals how the illegal excavation of buried treasure near

Dublin has provoked fierce debate about events 2,000 years ago. David Anderson discusses recent evidence revealing the presence of black people in Britain as far back as the 1600s. And, Dr Carole Rawcliffe uncovers the story of the 15th-Å“ntury Holy Anorexics.

A Pier production. Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

Unknown: David Anderson

Unknown: Dr Carole Rawcliffe

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
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The third of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history. Deforestation is commonly seen as one of the greatest environmental threats we face. But what does history reveal to us about forest loss? John Slater follows new research by historians in West Africa which suggests our fears for the forests may be greatly exaggerated. In Scotland, David Anderson investigates the history of whisky.

A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

Unknown: David Anderson

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
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A six-part series in which John Slater goes behind the scenes of history.

4: How were disabled people treated in the past? Archaeologists Charlotte Roberts and Theya Molleson disagree about whether able-bodied people were compassionate or cruel in the distant past. A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

Unknown: Theya Molleson

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
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In the fifth of six programmes, John Slater produces more stories from behind the scenes of history. Martin Dillon , writer and historian on terrorism in Northern Ireland shares his risky and life-threatening research. A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

Unknown: Martin Dillon

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
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In the final programme of the series, John Slater travels to Berlin to report on plans to build a memorial for the Jews living in Berlin during the Third

Reich. Can a symbolic commemorative site satisfy Jews and non-Jews alike? A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: John Slater

GENOME:
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Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm