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The History Zone


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Presented by Julian Richards. website: www.bbc.co.uk/history
7.05 Meet the Ancestors
Julian Richards hosts a two-part special of the archaeological series.
It follows a digging team at
Spitalfields in the City of London as they excavate a pit containing people buried in a medieval monastery that tended to the sick and poor. Continues at 7.45. See today's choices. Producer Ian Potts : Executive producer
Caroline van den Brul BBC BOOK: Meet the Ancestors. £17 .99 ♦ Secrets from the grave: page 7 ♦ See John Peel : page 9
7.15 The Century Speaks
An one-off television accompaniment to the BBC local radio oral-history project that has gathered
6,000 personal recollections of the 20th century to build a vast chronicle of pre-millennial British life. This film follows the making of the series and profiles some of its subjects. See today's choices. Producer Jane Chablani Subitled
7.45 Meet the Ancestors
In the second part of this special edition, Julian Richards visits a medieval hospital in Norwich and a casualty department in Weston-super-Mare to compare modern-day medicine with healing techniques in the Middle Ages. Plus the results of the Spitalfields dig.
8.15-8.55 Against the Empire: the Anglo-Boer War First in a two-part documentary, directed by Kenneth Griffith , that takes a personal view of events years on from the Boer War.
Griffith assumes the roles of protagonists in the struggle to tell how thousands of "Britisher gold-diggers" were drawn to South Africa. The actions of Neville Chamberlain and British army commanders come under close scrutiny, and the film also includes footage of interviews with veterans of the Boer War conducted by Griffith himself. Executive producer Aled Eirug
Code for 7.05-8.55 (not PDC)


Presented By: Julian Richards.
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jane Chablani Subitled
Unknown: Julian Richards
Directed By: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Producer: Aled Eirug

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