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The last of a four-part series that rewrites history. Both the former

Coal Board chairman Lord Ezra and Tony Benn , MP, believe Edward Heath could have won the election in 1974 if he'd settled with the miners.

They explain to

Christopher Andrew how they imagine the latter half of the 70s under a Conservative government. Producer Ian Bell

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Unknown: Tony Benn

Unknown: Edward Heath

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

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Unknown: Tony Benn

Unknown: Edward Heath

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Producer: Ian Bell

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The third of four programmes that proposes an alternative course for history. Professor Christopher Andrew asks what might have happened if Queen Victoria had been born male. Producer Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

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Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910123]

The last of a four-part series that rewrites history. Both the former

Coal Board chairman Lord Ezra and Tony Benn , MP, believe Edward Heath could have won the election in 1974 if he'd settled with the miners.

They explain to

Christopher Andrew how they imagine the latter half of the 70s under a Conservative government. Producer Ian Bell

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Benn

Unknown: Edward Heath

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

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Unknown: Tony Benn

Unknown: Edward Heath

Unknown: Christopher Andrew

Producer: Ian Bell

The Next Tech Billionaires2013031620130317 (WS)
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Alastair Leithead visits Silicon Valley in California, the home of many of the new indu...

Alastair Leithead visits Silicon Valley in California, the home of many of the new industries that dominate the global economy.

We Could All Talk To Joi Ito?2013031420130316 (WS)
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Can he justify the claims he makes for the benign power of the web?

Joi Ito is one of the great pioneers of openness on the internet. He has claimed that it will become "the pillar of democracy for the 21st Century". But with Egypt's so-called Facebook revolution in serious jeopardy and anxieties all over the world that the web is being used by governments to spy on their citizens, is this optimism misplaced?

Razia Iqbal introduces Joi Ito to an audience of listeners world-wide, and they ask him to justify the claims he makes for the benign power of the web.

Live with an audience of the public at MIT's Media Lab in Boston, USA.

Producer: Charlie Taylor

(Image: Joi Ito, Credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

We Could Shape Our Lives?2013030920130310 (WS)

How far can we change our lives? What decisions and moments can make a difference?

How far can we change our lives? What are the decisions and moments in life that really make a difference? The experts will tell us our course is largely set as we are born. It's very hard to escape our fate, and some are still trapped by war, poverty or environment.

But big shifts are underway as more people - especially women - have education, move around the globe and live longer. There are also key decisions like starting families or education, the networks we keep up, that really shape the quality of individual lives, and the way societies develop.

We hear how people from different cultures try to shape their lives, how different generations see things, what it may mean for all our futures.