Monthly Archives: June 2015

TV and Radio Listings Saturday 27th June to Friday 3rd July.

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A very thin week for contemporary British history on terrestrial TV and radio.   We have a repeat of a BBC4 history of the grammar school (I have included a short review of the first part under the link below) and a Radio 4 profile of the black comedian Charlie Williams, who perhaps broke down barriers by being a black mainstream entertainer (seen as host of The Golden Shot above) while erecting them again with his willingness to pander to racism in his audience.

Details can be found on the TV and Radio page.

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TV and Radio Listings Saturday 20th June to Friday 26th June 2015.

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Another thin week for contemporary British history on terrestrial TV and radio.  We have the BBC in the last day of WWII, post-war bohemian London, Bloody Sunday, changing attitudes towards gay people and not much more

Details can be found on the TV and Radio page.

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TV and Radio Listings Saturday 13th June to Friday 20th June 2015.

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Sorry that I have missed a couple of weeks, but here is this week’s offering.  Quite a bit of culture and music has been thrown in this week.  Minimalist music in Britain is far from the mainstream concerns of general contemporary history (Minimal Impact, Radio 4, Tuesday 11:30am) but the changing face of music festivals (Festival Britannia, BBC2, Friday 10:00pm) is clearly become an aspect of our consumer and youth cultures.  Other highlights include BBC trumpeting its own role in war reporting since 1939 (The BBC at War, BBC2, Sunday 9:00pm).  Anyone would think the BBC charter is up for renewal.

Details can be found on the TV and Radio page

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