Archive for October 31st, 2009

The history week ahead…on tv and radio: October 31st to November 6th

31 October 2009

tvSaturday

16:55 1989: Day by day, radio, BBC2

18:45 Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour of Europe, (See Kevin’s review of the series, here), tv, Ch4

19:00 The Lyric feature: fifty years of music in Dublin (on the history of the National Concert Hall), RTE Lyric fm

19:30 More than museums: the Natural History Museum, radio, RTE1

20:30 Blitz: the bombing of Coventry, tv, BBC2

21:30 All the King’s Men (remake of 1949 film on US politics), RTE2, tv

Sunday

13:30 A short history of Ireland Omnibus, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

16:55 1989: day by day, radio, BBC4

17:00 1989: How the wall fell, radio, BBC4

19:00 The human zoo: science’s dirty secret (on exhibitions of people in the 19th and 20th C), tv, Ch4

19:00 Talking history, radio, Newstalk 106

21:00 Garrow’s law: tales from the Old Bailey (new historical legal drama), tv, BBC1

23:00 1989: day by day omnibus, radio, BBC Radio 4

Monday

14:20 Lost voices of World War I, tv, Ch4

15:45 A history of private life (see Lean’s review here), radio, BBC4

16:55 1989: day by day

21:00 The great escape: the reckoning (documentary on escape of 76 airmen from German POW camp, 1944)

Tuesday

15:45 A history of private life, radio, BBC4

16:55 1989: day by day, radio, BBC4

18:55 A short history of Ireland, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

20:15 Beyond the Berlin Wall, tv, RTE1

Wednesday

15:45 A history of private life, radio, BBC4

16:55 1989: day by day, radio, BBC4

18:55 A short history of Ireland, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

21:00 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain, tv, BBC2

Thursday

5:45 A history of private life, radio, BBC4

16:55 1989: day by day, radio, BBC4

18:55 A short history of Ireland, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

19:30 A short history of Ireland omnibus, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

21:30 Cowboys (Fiachna O Broanain visits the Ok Corral), tv, TG4

Friday

5:45 A history of private life, radio, BBC4

16:55 1989: day by day, radio, BBC4

18:55 A short history of Ireland, radio, BBC Radio Ulster

20:30 The way we worked, tv, RTE1

20:30 Cowboys (documentary on Butch Cassidy, followed by the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), tv, TG4