Monthly Archives: March 2015

TV and Radio Listings Sunday 29th March to Friday 3rd April 2015.

Strangeways RiotTV and radio listing for programmes on TV and radio related to be contemporary British history can be read here.


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This week’s TV and Radio.


When I started this blog, it was part of my intention to develop a broad overview of how contemporary British history is perceived in the media.  This includes both the presentation of recent history in documentary and drama and its reinterpretation through the print and broadcast news.  This should stand alongside the academic historiography in mapping how the present conditions our understanding of the past.

This monitoring of how the past is viewed in a present-minded way has not featured on this blog as I had hoped, so I am reinstating a weekly preview of relevant TV and radio programmes.

Whether I can keep it up remains to be seen.

A listing of programmes for the week to Saturday 29th March can be found on the TV and radio pages

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History on a Plate. 

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A review of Back in Time for Dinner.  First programme (of six) (1950s) shown on BBC2 8pm 17th March 2015 and continuing.

A review of the first instalment of BBC2’s history of post-war Britain through its kitchens can be read here.

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Fear and loathing in the West Midlands

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A review of the Channel 4 documentary Britain’s Racist Election.

This documentary, first broadcast on March 15th 2015, looks at the Conservative election victory in Smethwick in 1964, a victory that will ever be associated with slogan “If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Labour”.

Read the review here.

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