Consequences

Jonathan Freedland looks back at four political or social turning points of the past fifty years.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970104]

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years. 1: The Beeching Report Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970104]

Unknown: Denys Blakeway

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years and considers their consequences. 2: British Telecom Privatisation

It was not even mentioned in the Conservative manifesto in 1979 but by 1983 BT privatisation had become a central plank in the Tory party policy. Its success in 1984 effectively signalled that state control of the public utilities was a thing of the past. Producer Mark Savage

Repeated Saturday 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970111]

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years. 2: British Telecom Privatisation Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years and considers their consequences. 3: The Brixton Riots. More than 150 people were injured in the riots which swept through the streets of Brixton in 1981. They marked a wholesale breakdown in relations between the black community and the authorities, and the effects were felt far and wide.

Today, one observer comments "It took a riot to wake up Britain to the fact that there was a huge problem that was not being addressed." Producer Mark Savage

Repeated Saturday 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970118]

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years and considers their consequences. 3: The Brixton Riots

Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970121]

The last in the series in which Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years and considers their consequences.

Bloody Sunday. The events of January 1972 cast a long shadow over

Northern Ireland and acted as a spur to the IRA's terrorist campaign.

Thirteen civilians were killed by the British Army during a march in protest over internment and in the following fortnight there were 300 terrorist acts. Producer Mark Savage

Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

Bloody Sunday

In the last of the series,

Denys Blakeway explores the consequences of the Sunday in January 1972 when the British Army killed 13 civilians. Repeated Thursday 7.20pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970130]

Repeated from Saturday

Programme Catalogue - Details: 2. The Poll Tax19960109

Producer: J.

BERESFORD

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (TK) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 3.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Previous in series: PROGRAMME 1;THE CHANNEL TUNNEL

Description

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Subject Categories

current affairs programmes (genre)

poll tax

abolition of poll tax

poll tax advisers

Broadcast history

09 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

13 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Tony Travers

Jane Beresford (Producer)

John Cunningham (Speaker)

Kenneth Baker (Speaker)

Michael Ancram (Speaker)

Nigel Lawson (Speaker)

Nicholas Ridley (Speaker)

Michael Mates (Speaker)

Rhodes Boyson (Speaker)

George Younger (Speaker)

Simon Jenkins (Speaker)

Patrick Jenkin (Speaker)

Christopher Foster (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 2. The Poll Tax19960113

First broadcast on 1996-01-09

Producer: J.

BERESFORD

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (TK) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 3.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Previous in series: PROGRAMME 1;THE CHANNEL TUNNEL

Description

*

Subject Categories

current affairs programmes (genre)

poll tax

abolition of poll tax

poll tax advisers

Broadcast history

09 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

13 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Tony Travers

Jane Beresford (Producer)

John Cunningham (Speaker)

Kenneth Baker (Speaker)

Michael Ancram (Speaker)

Nigel Lawson (Speaker)

Nicholas Ridley (Speaker)

Michael Mates (Speaker)

Rhodes Boyson (Speaker)

George Younger (Speaker)

Simon Jenkins (Speaker)

Patrick Jenkin (Speaker)

Christopher Foster (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3. Care In The Community19960116

Producer: C.

BOWLBY

Next in series: PERSONAL PENSIONS

Previous in series: 2.

THE POLL TAX

Broadcast history

16 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

20 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3. Care In The Community19960120

First broadcast on 1996-01-16

Producer: C.

BOWLBY

Next in series: PERSONAL PENSIONS

Previous in series: 2.

THE POLL TAX

Broadcast history

16 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

20 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Personal Pensions19960123

Producer: D.

DICKINSON

Next in series: 1, THE BEECHING REPORT

Previous in series: 3.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Broadcast history

23 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Personal Pensions19960127

First broadcast on 1996-01-23

Producer: D.

DICKINSON

Next in series: 1, THE BEECHING REPORT

Previous in series: 3.

CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

Broadcast history

23 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

27 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Programme 1;the Channel Tunnel19960102

Producer: D.

DICKINSON

Next in series: 2.

THE POLL TAX

Previous in series: BRICKS AND MORTAR

Description

A four part series on the origins and results of recent public policies.

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

channel tunnel

construction of channel tunnel

channel tunnel financing

delayed opening of channel tunnel

channel link projects

completion of channel tunnel

Broadcast history

02 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

06 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Jay

Nicholas Ridley (Author)

David Dickinson (Producer)

Corrie Cauldfield (rdr)

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

Queen Elizabeth II (Speaker)

Norman Fowler (Speaker)

John Redwood (Speaker)

Alastair Morton (Speaker)

Richard Hannah (Speaker)

Andrew Alexander (Speaker)

John Reeve (Speaker)

John Fretwell (Speaker)

Peter Costain (Speaker)

Pierre Parisot (Speaker)

Richard Costain (Speaker)

Rory Macnamara (Speaker)

Nicholas Henderson (Channel Tunnel (spkr)) (Speaker)

Charles Pole (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Programme 1;the Channel Tunnel19960106

First broadcast on 1996-01-02

Producer: D.

DICKINSON

Next in series: 2.

THE POLL TAX

Previous in series: BRICKS AND MORTAR

Description

A four part series on the origins and results of recent public policies.

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

current affairs programmes (genre)

channel tunnel

construction of channel tunnel

channel tunnel financing

delayed opening of channel tunnel

channel link projects

completion of channel tunnel

Broadcast history

02 Jan 1996 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

06 Jan 1996 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Jay

Nicholas Ridley (Author)

David Dickinson (Producer)

Corrie Cauldfield (rdr)

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

Queen Elizabeth II (Speaker)

Norman Fowler (Speaker)

John Redwood (Speaker)

Alastair Morton (Speaker)

Richard Hannah (Speaker)

Andrew Alexander (Speaker)

John Reeve (Speaker)

John Fretwell (Speaker)

Peter Costain (Speaker)

Pierre Parisot (Speaker)

Richard Costain (Speaker)

Rory Macnamara (Speaker)

Nicholas Henderson (Channel Tunnel (spkr)) (Speaker)

Charles Pole (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

0101The Birth Of The Pill1998082719990411

The contraceptive pill was heralded by some as the greatest invention since the wheel, but others warned of dire consequences - both social and medical.

The extent of its influence is only now being fully realised.

0102The Common Market Referendum1998090319990418

In the national referendum in 1975, 17.5 million people voted to stay in the then Common Market and 8.5 million wanted to come out.

The same arguments are still being heard today with the promise of a national referendum over joining the European single currency.

0103Women's Ordination1998091019990425

In this programme, he examines the vote for women's ordination in the Church of England.

It was about sex and it was about power, and there are only three things that really raise passion - sex, power and money - and the third was not wholly unrelated.'.

0104 LASTPackage Holidays1998091719990502

The growth of mass tourism from humble beginnings after the war to the biggest industry in the world.

Fifty years ago, holidaymakers were content with Scunthorpe, Bognor or Skegness, but now millions of Britons fly abroad for their holiday.