A full-on week of relevant broadcast material dominated by Radio 4. Highlights include Jim Naughtie’s history of British oil (R4, Monday 8pm) and Archive on 4 examination of the role of forgetting at the interface between history and politics (R4, Saturday 8pm) and punk violence in Too Much Fighting on the Dance Floor (R4, Friday 11:30am). Elsewhere, there is much royalist propaganda. Much better history can be found in the unlikely- source of a couple of clips shows (It was Alright in the 1970s (C4, Saturday 9pm) and Britain as Seen on TV (ITV, Monday 8pm) that, without seemingly trying, supply a better history of modern Britain than any adulatory programmes about Brenda.
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