TV & Radio
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BBC History Magazine’s Dave Musgrove talks to broadcaster Steve Wright about the magazine and his recent publication, 100 Places That Made Britain, a book that features some of Britain’s foremost historians and the sites they believe to be the most important in our history.
Parts four and five of the glossy America drama. This week, it’s August 1961 and Russian troops are moving into Berlin causing JFK to prepare for the possibility that Khrushchev may try to take the city. Tonight’s second episode (BBC Two 9.45pm) sees Joe Sr suffer a stroke from which he may never fully recover, while in the south, civil rights demonstrators are protesting.
This week, Arthur attempts to establish the rule of law following the hanging of a man by a group of villagers, and Merlin is suffering the physical after-effects of performing magic at the lake. Meanwhile, the sinister Morgan is hatching new plans to seize Arthur’s crown.
In this the third episode of the grown up version of CBBC’s Horrible Histories, George IV receives some good news, a Second World War evacuee experiences the horrors of the countryside, and a there’s visit to ancient Greece for the Spartan High School Musical.
This week, Neil Oliver explores the shipwreck of the Iolaire, which sank on New Year’s Eve 1918 drowning 200 servicemen returning home from the First World War. Meanwhile Hermione Cockburn is on an expedition to Staffa to explore the remarkable acoustics of Fingal’s Cave.
Caroline Quentin fronts a new BBC series, which unravels the extraordinary architectural and social history of some of Britain’s crumbling buildings, working with their owners to convert them into stunning 21st century homes. This week, as work begins on St Thomas a Becket church, a building on the heritage critical risk list, architectural expert Kieran Long and social historian Dr Kate Williams discover its links to an architectural movement that changed style forever.
In the late 1970s, the Khmer Rouge, the party that ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, slaughtered nearly two million people in what are now known as the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Here, journalist Thet Sambath records shocking testimonies of those who helped perpetrate the massacre – from the foot soldiers who killed, to Pol Pot's right-hand man, the notorious Brother Number Two.
As part of the BBC’s Afghanistan season, Lyse Doucet travels across Afghanistan, exploring a country that has historically been a destination for explorers and adventurers, and seeks out the culture, heritage and values of its people.
Professor Sue Black and team head to the city of York to investigate two skeletons found in a mass grave in 2008. Analysis of one of the skeletons indicates a severe disability, giving a historical perspective on the subject that is quite different from modern times.
In the next double episode of the American drama, Jack’s marriage to Jackie is on the rocks after his infidelity and the loss of the couple’s newborn baby, and the Soviet Union has placed nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba, putting Jack under pressure to attack Cuba to remove the threat.