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19970816

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.

In this programme, he looks at map-making and the myth of a flat earth in the time of Columbus.

And what does the occassional obsession with UFOs say about life in the 20th century?

19970817

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.

In this programme, he looks at map-making and the myth of a flat earth in the time of Columbus.

And what does the occasional obsession with UFOs say about life in the 20th century?

19970823

The English country house is unique.

So why is a visiting American professor suggesting that hundreds are knocked down? In this edition of the topical history magazine, Gerry Northam examines the problems stately homes must face if they are to survive long into the next millennium.

19970824

The English country house is unique.

So why is a visiting American professor suggesting that hundreds are knocked down? In this edition of the topical history magazine, Gerry Northam examines the problems stately homes must face if they are to survive long into the next millennium.

19970830

On the eve of the announcement of who is to host the 2004 games, Gerry Northam compares the original Olympics to the modern games.

19970831
19970907

From the Roman invasion of Britain to Scottish devolution, Gerry Northam charts the shaping of our British national identity, and discovers that we often define who we are by identifying who we are not.

19970913

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine which looks at current research as well as the history behind some of today's headlines.

19970914
19970920

Fifty years ago the National Security Act transformed America's Central Intelligence group into the mighty CIA.

Gerry Northam looks at the history of US espionage - disinformation, subversion and eternal vigilance in defence of the American dream.

19970921

Fifty years ago, the National Security Act transformed America's Central Intelligence group into the mighty CIA.

Gerry Northam looks at the history of US espionage - disinformation, subversion and eternal vigilance in defence of the American dream.

19970927

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine which looks at current research as well as the history behind some of today's headlines.

19970928
19971004

Forty years ago today the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.

The blow to American pride at being beaten into space at the height of the Cold War led to the space race and eventually to the Apollo missions.

Gerry Northam finds out what became of the Russian space programme and where space exploration will take us in the next millennium.

19971005
19971011

In the last of the present series, Gerry Northam traces the Tudor, Saxon and Viking history of London as revealed through the archaeology of the River Thames.

19971012
1998031419980315

With Gerry Northam.

/ Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.

1998032119980322

Gerry Northam considers the creation of the state of Israel 50 years ago, when the ancient Jewish dream of returning to the land of Zion became reality.

He also examines Britain's role in the story.

1998032819980329

Among this week's stories, Gerry Northam explores the causes and consequences of America's forgotten war against Spain a century ago.

1998040419980405

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine which includes stories of current research and the history behind today's headlines.

19980405
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

Gerry Northam unearths the sex life of prehistoric man, and a planned breakout by German prisoners of war. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

Gerry Northam tests the reputation of ancient Greek civilisation as a model for modern society, and finds out why the Victorians were suspicious of indoor plumbing. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

Gerry Northam tests the reputation of ancient Greek civilisation as a model for modern society, and finds out why the Victorians were suspicious of indoor plumbing. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Repeated from yesterday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

The topical history programme. In this special edition, Gerry Northam charts the history of disease and discovers that we have only just begun to understand how and why pathogens survive and multiply. Editor Ian Bell

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

The topical history programme. In this special edition, Gerry Northam charts the history of disease and discovers that we have only just begun to understand how and why pathogens survive and multiply. Editor Ian Bell

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Editor: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Editor: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]

Gerry Northam explains how listed status may be the worst thing that can happen to an old property, and looks at how renovating architects strike a balance between a building's past and its 21st-century function. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]

Gerry Northam explains how listed status may be the worst thing that can happen to an old property, and looks at how renovating architects strike a balance between a building's past and its 21st-century function. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

Presented by Gerry Northam. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

Presented by Gerry Northam. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

Presented By: Gerry Northam.

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970222]

Presented By: Gerry Northam.

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine, including stories of current research and the history behind some of today's headlines. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine, including stories of current research and the history behind some of today's headlines. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970308]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

With Gerry Northam. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

With Gerry Northam. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

Unknown: Gerry Northam.

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970315]

Unknown: Gerry Northam.

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]

In the last programme of the series, Gerry Northam explores the long history of the end of the world. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]

In the last programme of the series, Gerry Northam explores the long history of the end of the world. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970816]

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine. In this programme he takes a look at map-making. Producer John Byrne

Repeated Sunday 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970816]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970817]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970823]

Gerry Northam examines the problems faced by stately homes in the future. Producer John Byme. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970823]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Producer: John Byme.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970824]

Repeated from yesterday 4pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970830]

On the eve of the announcement of who is to host the 2004 games, Gerry Northam compares the original Olympics to the modern games. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970830]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970831]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970906]

Gerry Northam charts the shaping of our British national identity.

Producer John Byrne. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970906]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Producer: John Byrne.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970907]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970913]

With Gerry Northam.

Producer John Byrne. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970913]

Unknown: Gerry Northam.

Producer: John Byrne.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970914]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970920]

Gerry Northam looks at the history of American espionage. Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970920]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970921]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970927]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970927]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970928]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971004]

Forty years ago today the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.

Gerry Northam finds out what became of the Russian space programme and where space exploration will take us in the next millennium.

Producer John Byrne

Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971004]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971005]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971011]

In the last of the present series, Gerry Northam traces the Tudor,

Saxon and Viking history of London as revealed through the archaeology of the River Thames.

Producer John Byrne. Editor Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971011]

Unknown: Gerry Northam

Unknown: River Thames.

Producer: John Byrne.

Editor: Ian Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971012]
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941008]

The topical history magazine returns. Roy Porter looks backwards to make sense of what is happening today.

Producer Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941008]

Unknown: Roy Porter

Producer: Ian Bell.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941009]

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941015]

with Roy Porter. Producer Ian Bell

Repeated tomorrow at 8.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941015]

Unknown: Roy Porter.

Producer: Ian Bell

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941016]

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941022]

Roy Porter has some more stories from the past that help to make sense ofthe present. Producer Ian Bell

Repeated tomorrow at 8.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941022]

Unknown: Roy Porter

Producer: Ian Bell

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941023]

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941029]

Roy Porter with some more stories from the past which help to make sense of the present.

Producer Ian Bell. Repeated tomorrow 8.00pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941029]

Unknown: Roy Porter

Producer: Ian Bell.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941030]

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 February 199619960203

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

03 Feb 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 February 199519950204

Producer: IAN BELL

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 February 199619960210

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

10 Feb 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 February 199519950211

Producer: IAN BELL

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 February 199619960217

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

17 Feb 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 January 199519950121

Producer: IAN BELL

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: 06 November 1994

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 January 199619960121

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 27 January 1996

Previous in series: SPACE SPECIAL, EMPEROR OF VENUS (LONG REPEAT)

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-20

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 February 199619960224

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

24 Feb 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 January 199619960127

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: 21 January 1996

Broadcast history

27 Jan 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 January 199519950128

Producer: I.

BELL

Next in series: REVISED REPEAT

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4).

Programme Catalogue - Details: Revised Repeat19960128

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 03 February 1996

Previous in series: 27 January 1996

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-27

Programme Catalogue - Details: Revised Repeat19960204

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 10 February 1996

Previous in series: 03 February 1996

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Revised Repeat19960211

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 17 February 1996

Previous in series: 10 February 1996

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-10

Programme Catalogue - Details: Revised Repeat19960218

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 24 February 1996

Previous in series: 17 February 1996

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: Revised Repeat19960225

Producer: R.

PRINCE

Next in series: 02 March 1996

Previous in series: 24 February 1996

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-24

Programme Catalogue - Details: Space Special, Emperor Of Venus (long Repeat)19960114

Producer: JOHN BYRNE

Next in series: 21 January 1996

Previous in series: SPCAE SPECIAL, EMPEROR OF VENUS (SHORT VERSION)

Broadcast history

14 Jan 1996 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-22

Programme Catalogue - Details: Spcae Special, Emperor Of Venus (short Version)19960113

Producer: JOHN BYRNE

Next in series: SPACE SPECIAL, EMPEROR OF VENUS (LONG REPEAT)

Previous in series: REVISED REPEAT

Broadcast history

13 Jan 1996 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-22.

198A011998012419980125

Gerry Northam returns with the topical history magazine.

In this edition, an exploration of the British preoccupation with secrecy, and queuing up for the historian's equivalent of the Harrods sale - the unveiling of government documents covered by the 30-year rule.

198A021998013119980201

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.

A look at the Vietnam War's most infamous battle, the Tet Offensive, in which thousands of North Vietnamese troops crossed the border with the South, ending American hopes of imminent victory.

198A031998020719980208

Topical history magazine.

This edition marks the eightieth anniversary of votes for women.

Gerry Northam discovers that, while high-profile suffragettes may have grabbed the headlines, the real force for change lay elsewhere.

This edition marks the 80th anniversary of votes for women.

198A041998021419980215

Topical history magazine.

Gerry Northam examines some of the surprising effects on medieval society of the most lethal epidemic in recorded history - the Black Death.

198A051998022119980222

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.

/ Topical history magazine with Gerry Northam

198A06Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs1998022819980301

In 1938, Walt Disney's `Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' became the first ever internationally successful cartoon feature.

Sixty years on, Gerry Northam charts the rise and rise of the animated movie, from winsome folklore to bloody realism and back.

198A071998030719980308

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine.