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Civil War Night


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Richard Coles presents an evening of music, poetry, discussion and documentaries commemorating the English Civil War, with studio guests Ronald Hutton, Elaine Hobby, John Morrill and Mark Stoyle.

7.40 A Civil War Song Book 1: When Cannons Are Roaring
Lucie Skeaping and the Musicians of Grope Lane perform a series of songs from both sides of the war.

7.45 "The Wrong but Wromantic versus the Right but Repulsive" (1066 and All
Richard Coles travels the country to find out how the Civil War continues to divide the country today.

8.15 Postcard from the Front 1
Live from Bristol. Local people talk about how they are continuing to live with the war.

8.30 Battlefield Poem: The Ring.
Ken Smith's poem charts Exeter under siege.

8.45 A Civil War Song Book: 2: When The King Enjoys His Own Again

9.00 Postcard from the Front: 2
What impact did the religious turmoil have on the lives of ordinary villagers?

9.15 Women and the War
Studio debate.

9.45 A Civil War Song Book 3: Love Lies a-Bleeding

9.50 Battlefield Poem: How It Came About that Colchester Was Besieged
By Lavinia Greenlaw.

10.00 Local Lives, Local Loyalties
How new histories are being written about the fate of small communities during the Civil War.

10.15 Postcard from the Front: 3
A reconstructed 17th-century farmstead shows how the war changed people's lives.

10.20 A Civil War Song Book 4: Vive La Roy

10.25 Battlefield Poem
Peter Reading with his poem Civil on the streets of Ludlow.

10.30 Postcard from the Front: 4
How the Civil War inspires private passions today.

10.35 "Under these circumstances war was inevitable." (1066 and All That).
Was it? - a studio discussion.

10.55 A Civil War Song Book 5: Hey Then, Up We Go

Producers Tim Dee and John Byrne


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Unknown: Elaine Hobby
Unknown: John Morrill
Unknown: Mark Stoyle
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Grope Lane
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: John Byrne

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