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

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

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

  1. Sarah Says:

    Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch on his new book, ‘The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President’, Pat Kenny Show, Tuesday 3 November

  2. puesoccurrences Says:

    Derek Scally began the first of his four part series on the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday in the Irish Times to be followed up every Saturday for the next three weeks. Not quiet Tv but owrth a look nonetheless.

    Lisa

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