Archive for September 26th, 2009

The history week ahead… on tv and radio

26 September 2009

Contributed by Lisa-Marie Griffith

tvWe are always desperately seeking ways to hold your attention at Pues so we thought we would try something new this week. We are bringing you the radio and tv listing s of history programs. This is the first time we have done this and so if there is anything we have missed please let us know in a comment so that we can make this as complete as possible. Thanks!

Sunday: Talking History, Newstalk, 7.00 pm, Patrick Geoghegan and Lyndsey Earner Byrne; Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials under the union, RTE Radio 1, 6.05 pm (first of four part), Myles Dungan; The Genius of Darwin, Channel 4, 7pm (first of three parts), Richard Dawkins.

Monday: A History of Private Life, BBC Radio 4, 3.45 pm (series), Amanda Vickery (The Gentleman’s Daughter): A new series that investigates private life in Britain since 1600. 

Tuesday: History of Scotland, BBC 4, 8.00pm (series); From Abacus to Circle Time: A Short History of the Primary School, BBC Radio 4, 4pm.

Wednesday The Art of Dying, BBC 4, 9.00 pm, Dan Cruickshank.

Thursday: The Forgotten Irish, TV3, 9.00pm, a look  at the post WWII Irish diaspora to Britain (first of two part); Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, BBC 4, 9.00 pm.