Hindsight

Four polemical columnists reassess their views.

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Sandy Burnett talks to the young British pianist Rolf Hind about his musical career and his international reputation as a leading force in contemporary music.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900530]

Six programmes.

Melvyn Bragg looks back at Rock Against

Racism, the anti-fascist movement of the late 70s. With its raw combination of punk and politics, it paved the way for the large scale anti-apartheid pop concerts of recent years. His guests include Tom Robinson and Kwesi Owusu. Producer Sue Davies

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Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

Unknown: Tom Robinson

Unknown: Kwesi Owusu.

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900530]

Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

Unknown: Tom Robinson

Unknown: Kwesi Owusu.

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900606]

Unknown: Robert Kee

Unknown: Professor Rachel Rosser

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900613]

Unknown: Charles Wheeler

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900620]

Unknown: John Wolfenden

Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900627]

Unknown: Robert Kee

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900704]

Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900811]

Unknown: Robert Kee

Unknown: Rachel Rosser

Unknown: Elizabeth Delude-Dix

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900818]

Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

Singer: Tom Robinson

Unknown: Kwesi Owusu

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900825]

Unknown: John Wolfenden

Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Unknown: Mathew Parris

Unknown: Anthony Grey

Unknown: Simon Watney

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900901]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900908]

Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Unknown: Gavin Davis

Unknown: Peter Shore

Unknown: Theresa Gorman

Producer: Sue Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930122]

NEW Once upon a time history was about kings and queens, dates and battles. But not any more. In this series, Dr Christopher Andrew hears from truly modem historians who, with the benefit of hindsight, are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. Today, medieval sexual tittle-tattle, why dead horses made the ideal ammunition for early super-guns, and how the plastic credit card came into being. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930122]

Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930127]

Once upon a time history was about kings and queens, dates and battles. But not any more. In this series,

Dr Christopher Andrew hears from truly modern historians who, with the benefit of hindsight, are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places.

Today, medieval sexual tittle-tattle, why dead horses made the ideal ammunition for early super-guns, and how the plastic credit card came into being.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930127]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930129]

More entertaining stories from the past. This week, the ancestors of that great British tradition, the lager lout - the earliest package holidaymakers disgracing themselves abroad. Plus the underwater archaeologists who lost their marbles. And the world's first musical megastars - how a trolley on wheels and a large tin horn could make them millionaires. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

More entertaining stories from the past.

This week, the ancestors of that great British tradition, the lager lout - the earliest package holidaymakers disgracing themselves abroad. Plus the underwater archaeologists who lost their marbles. And the world's first musical megastars - how a trolley on wheels and a large tin horn could make them millionaires.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930205]

This week on the trail of the world's oldest joke. Along the way, Dr Christopher Andrew and two schoolboy companions discover battlefield puns of a thousand years ago, "nudge nudge, wink wink" gags from medieval monks, and the funny sides of the Bible, to the Romans and the ancient Egyptians. In a Paleolithic cave they find a 15,000-year-old joke... which would still raise a laugh in any playground. Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930205]

Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

On the trail of the world's oldest joke - and it's so old even Des O'Connor 's forgotten it! Along the way, Dr Christopher Andrew and two schoolboy companions discover battlefield puns of a thousand years ago,

"nudge nudge, wink wink" gags from medieval monks, and the funny sides of the Bible, to the Romans and the ancient

Egyptians. In a Paleolithic cave they find a 15,000-year-old joke.... which would still raise a laugh in any playground.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Unknown: Des O'Connor

Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930212]

Unknown: Dolly Parton

Presented By: Dr Christopher Andrew.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

Entertaining tales from

Canadian historians: why the songs of Dolly Parton are an important archive source. What doctors were doing spreading minced puppies on to sore joints. And how Government policy was formed at the Prime Minister's "cabinet" meetings with a medium. Presented by Dr Christopher Andrew.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]

Black comedy from the Past, as Dr Christopher Andrew hears about the failed highwayman who found crime did not pay; some of the last victims of Public executions for whom simple hanging would have been a welcome release; and the Irish giant who spent his life savings to avoid grave robbers, but whose skeleton is still on show today. Producer Ian' Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

with Dr Christopher Andrew. This week, some black comedy from the past.

Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew.

Producer: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]

The last in the present series of light-hearted stories from the past. Dr Christopher Andrew asks if TV adverts are important research material or just trash; meets a man who literally keeps a tradition alive - the Ravenmaster in the Tower of London; and poses the question: from Alfred's cakes to Whisky Galore - why do we still love to invent our past? Producer Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

In the last in the present series of light-hearted stories from the past,

Dr Christopher Andrew looks at television adverts - disposable trash or important research material? Also, a man who literally keeps a tradition alive - the Ravenmaster of the Tower of London - and: why do we still love to invent our past?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]
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Talking to the builders ofTudor oak-framed houses, some 2,000-year-old gossip and a day at the races. Repeated from Friday

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Chris Andrew spots the role of the Plague in the creation of the health service, finds out about the history of swimwear and ends this present series by discovering how the story of the last 500 years in Britain can be told through a pint of beer.

Producer Ian Bell. Rptd Wednesday 11.00pm

GENOME:
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Unknown: Chris Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell.

GENOME:
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In the last of the series, Chris Andrew spots the role of the plague in the creation of the Health Service.

Repeated from Friday

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941012]

Unknown: Chris Andrew

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 June 199019900613

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: 4/6, HOMOSEXUALITY

Previous in series: ABERFAN

Broadcast history

13 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-06-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990053019900530

30 May 1990

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: ABERFAN

Previous in series: TOM JACKSON

Broadcast history

30 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 May 199019900818

First broadcast on 1990-05-30

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: ABERFAN

Previous in series: TOM JACKSON

Broadcast history

30 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

18 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 4/6, Homosexuality19900620

Producer: S. DAVIES

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: UGANDAN ASIANS

Previous in series: 13 June 1990

Description

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

wolfenden report

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Polly Toynbee

Matthew Parris (Speaker)

Simon Watney (Speaker)

Antony Grey (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 4/6, Homosexuality19900825

First broadcast on 1990-06-20

Producer: S. DAVIES

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: UGANDAN ASIANS

Previous in series: 13 June 1990

Description

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

wolfenden report

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Polly Toynbee

Matthew Parris (Speaker)

Simon Watney (Speaker)

Antony Grey (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Aberfan19900606

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: 13 June 1990

Previous in series: 30 May 1990

Description

SBH:Aberfan: Robert Kee recalls the coal tip disaster of 21.10.66 which killed 116 children & 28 adults. Following an Archive feature on the story (with reconstructed news bulletins of the day), Prof. Rachel Rosser, Elizabeth Delude-Dix (whose husband was killed at Lockerbie) & Lord Cledwyn, the then Labour Sec. of State for Wales, discuss whether modern psychiatry has learned to cope with major crises & disasters.

OTN:TLN021/90VE2023 TXN/TDT:R4 06-Jun-1990

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Kee (int)

Elizabeth Mansfield (rdr)

Ian Lyndsey (rdr)

Cledwyn Cledwyn Of Penrhos (Speaker)

Rachel Rosser (Speaker)

Elizabeth Delude-Dix (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 504079.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Aberfan19900811

First broadcast on 1990-06-06

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: 13 June 1990

Previous in series: 30 May 1990

Description

SBH:Aberfan: Robert Kee recalls the coal tip disaster of 21.10.66 which killed 116 children & 28 adults. Following an Archive feature on the story (with reconstructed news bulletins of the day), Prof. Rachel Rosser, Elizabeth Delude-Dix (whose husband was killed at Lockerbie) & Lord Cledwyn, the then Labour Sec. of State for Wales, discuss whether modern psychiatry has learned to cope with major crises & disasters.

OTN:TLN021/90VE2023 TXN/TDT:R4 06-Jun-1990

Broadcast history

06 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Aug 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Kee (int)

Elizabeth Mansfield (rdr)

Ian Lyndsey (rdr)

Cledwyn Cledwyn Of Penrhos (Speaker)

Rachel Rosser (Speaker)

Elizabeth Delude-Dix (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 504079.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Backing Britain 619900704

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: PROG. 1

Previous in series: UGANDAN ASIANS

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Sep 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-06-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Backing Britain 619900908

First broadcast on 1990-07-04

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: PROG. 1

Previous in series: UGANDAN ASIANS

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Sep 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-06-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ugandan Asians19900627

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: BACKING BRITAIN 6

Previous in series: 4/6, HOMOSEXUALITY

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Sep 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-06-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ugandan Asians19900901

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: BACKING BRITAIN 6

Previous in series: 4/6, HOMOSEXUALITY

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Sep 1990 14:02-14:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-06-15.

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This week, Max Hastings looks back at the leader he wrote for the London Evening Standard in 1973, in which he found himself so moved by the spirit of the Israelis during the war in the Middle East that he wanted to take up arms and fight for them.

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