War, History and Technology

Last Edited: 28-Aug-2017 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

Wars
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02-Jun-2014 to
20-Jun-2014
Britain at Sea
  1. New Century
  2. New Technology
  3. War Begins
  4. The Navy Wins
  5. Inter-War Trouble
    omnibus 1
  6. Battles for Britain
  7. Mediterranean Challenges
  8. Pacific Horrors
  9. Whitehall Warriors
  10. Early Cold War
    omnibus 2

  11. Decolonisation
  12. Sky, Surf and Undersea
  13. North Atlantic
  14. Falklands
  15. 21st Century
    omnibus 3
Admiral Lord West
Producer: Giles Edwards
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Napoleon
Date Title Cast Parameters
World War I
Date Title Cast Parameters
10-Jun-2013 to
21-Jun-2013
1913: The Year Before
  1. The Long Summer
  2. Women's Rebellion
  3. The Irish Question
  4. The Tides of War
  5. Cultural Upheaval
    omnibus 1
  6. Labour Relations & the Triple Alliance
  7. Poverty
  8. Politics and the Tory Gamble
  9. The Empire
  10. The Great Change
    omnibus 2
Michael Portillo
Producer Tom Alban


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BBC local stations
podcasts

28-Mar-2014
04-Apr-2014
11-Apr-2014
17-Apr-2014
25-Apr-2014



02-May-2014
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31-May-2014




06-Jun-2014
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03-Aug-2014
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24-Sep-2014




02-Oct-2014
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16-Oct-2014
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30-Apr-2015
22-Jun-2015 rpt
26-Jun-2015 rpt
26-Jun-2015 rpt
27-Jun-2015 rpt

WW1 At Home/The War that Changed the World
  1. Spies, Bravery & Acme Whistles
  2. Zeppelin Raids; Airship Patrols;
    Scouts on Standby
  3. The Spy on the Forth; Lizzie the Elephant;
    a Gardener Goes to War
  4. Nursing Heroines & Lost Treasure
  5. Brighton Pavilion a Hospital for Indian Troops
  6. Women's Football, Anti-German Riots & the
    Soldier's Song
  7. The Hartlepool Bombardment & the Glasgow
    Rent Protests
  8. Conscientious Objectors
  9. Wartime Drunkeness & a Belgian Refugee's
    Tale
  10. Medical Breakthroughs & the 'Chocolate
    Soldier' 
  11. The 'White Feather' Campaign & a Popular
    WW1 French Tipple
  12. The Football Icon and The War Poet
  13. Sikh Soldiers & Pilot Heroes
  14. A Captain's Execution & U-boat Defences
  15. Pilot Hero Mick Mannock & Flora
    Sandes' Enlistment
  16. The Chilwell Explosion & a Wartime
    Entertainer
  17. The Sikh Contribution & the Merseyside
    Ferries
  18. R&R for American Volunteers & a Bristol
    Love Song
  19. Tank Trials & Making Jam for the Frontline
  20. The Baghdadi Jews & a Terrier on
    Zeppelin watch
  21. London: The Psychology of War
  22. Jordan: Redrawing the Middle East
  23. Germany: The Waging of War
  24. Sarajevo: Nationalism
  25. USA: Isolationism
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BBC R3
24-Jun-2014
Free Thinking -
The Thirty-Nine Steps and World War I
Matthew Sweet
Producer Laura Thomas
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BBC R3
26-Jun-2014
Free Thinking -
Balancing Power in World War I and Now
Anne McElvoy
Producer Harry Parker
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BBC R3
01-Jul-2014
Free Thinking -
Wood and Trees: War and Remembrance
Samira Ahmed
Producer Jacqueline Smith
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BBC R3
03-Jul-2014
Oh What a Lovely Savas
Rana Mitter
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23-Jun-2014 to
27-Jun-2014
Month of Madness
  1. Sarajevo
  2. Vienna
  3. Berlin
  4. The French in St Petersburg
  5. London
Christopher Clark
Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
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CBC R1
23-Jun-2014
24-Jun-2014
26-Jun-2014
27-Jun-2014
Ideas
  1. Margaret MacMillan and World War One
  2. World War One and The Birth of
    Public Relations
  3. Madness and the Prolonged War
  4. Just War Theory -- So What
  1. Margaret MacMillan,
    Paul Kennedy
  2. Ira Basen
  3. General John de Chastelain,
    Nick Terpstra
    produced by Philip Coulter
  4. Frank Faulk
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BBC R3
28-Jun-2014
Music Matters --
The Legacy of World War I in Music
Tom Service, Philipp Blom, John
Deathridge, Jonathan Cross,
Daniel Grimley
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BBC R3
28-Jun-2014
Sound of Cinema --
Music in the Great War: The First World War
Matthew Sweet
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BBC R3
29-Jun-2014
Sunday Feature
Music in the Great War: Gavrilo Princip's Footprint
Maria Margaronis
Producer: Mark Burman
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BBC R3
23-Jun-2014 to
04-Jul-2014
The Essay -- Minds at War
  1. Paths of Glory
  2. Non-Combatants and Others
  3. Der Krieg
  4. The Memorandum on the Neglect of Science
  5. Thoughts for the Times on War and Death
  6. Le Feu
  7. Battleship Potemkin
  8. Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort
  9. The Broken Wing
  10. The Grieving Parents
  1. Allan Little
  2. Sarah LeFanu
  3. Martin Rowson
  4. Professor David Edgerton
  5. Michal Shapira
  6. Heather Jones
  7. Ian Christie
  8. Lyse Doucet
  9. Santanu Das
  10. Ruth Padel
Producers: Beaty Rubens (1-2, 5, 7, 9-10),
Benedict Warren (3-4, 6, 8)

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26-Jul-2014 Archive on Four
How Britain Went to War
Peter Hennessy
Producer: Rob Shepherd

04-Aug-2014 to
nn-nnn-2018
Fiction
The Home Front


BBC R1
05-Aug-2014
Veterans From WW1 to Afghanistan
Greg James

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BBC TV2
04-Aug-2014
05-Aug-2014
06-Aug-2014
07-Aug-2014
08-Aug-2014


Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo
  1. A Railway War Begins
  2. Railways and Railwaymen Called to Action
  3. Keeping the War Moving
  4. On Track to Victory
  5. Railways and Remembrance
Presenter Michael Portillo
Executive Producer John Comerford
Series Producer Alison Kreps
MP4 VIDEO
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BBC R5
09-Aug-2014
10-Aug-2014
Heroes at War
  1. Walter Tull
  2. Frederick Kelly
  1. Clarke Carlisle, John Cooksey
    produced by John Wilkinson,
    Graham McKechney
  2. Steve Williams
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BBC Asian Network
04-Aug-2014
11-Aug-2014
18-Aug-2014
Forgotten Heroes:
The Indian Army in the Great War
Sarfraz Manzoor
produced by Philip Akiri
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BBC R2
02-Oct-2014
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Don Black
produced by Jonathan Mayer
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15-Oct-2014
22-Oct-2014
Soldiers of the Empire
  1. Recruitment and Resistance
  2. The Fight in Fairyland
Santanu Das
Produced by Philippa Goodrich
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27-Oct-2014 to
07-Nov-2014

22-Jun-2015 to
26-Jun-2015

02-Nov-2015 to
06-Nov-2015

27-Jun-2016 to
01-Jul-2016

14-Nov-2016 to
18-Nov-2016

21-Jun-2017 to

Voices of the First World War
  1. First Impressions
  2. Battle and Retreat
  3. Outnumbered and Outgunned
  4. At Sea
  5. By Night

  6. Morale
  7. Ypres
  8. The Trenches 1914
  9. Prisoners of War
  10. The Christmas Truce

  11. Neuve Chapelle
  12. Gas
  13. Reinforcements
  14. Gallipoli - Landings
  15. Gallipoli - Conditions and Evacuation

  16. Home
  17. U-Boats
  18. Battle of Loos
  19. Salonika
  20. Kut: Sand, Mud, Mirage

  21. Verdun
  22. Jutland
  23. Conscientious Objectors
  24. The Somme: From Sunrise to Zero Hour
  25. The Somme: Over the Top

  26. Sheffield and the Somme
  27. Cowardice
  28. Tanks
  29. At Rest
  30. After Kut

  31. In the Air: Bloody April
  32. French Mutinies
  33. From Beneath: Mines at Messines
  34. Rank
  35. Etaples Mutiny
narrated by Dan Snow
Joe Armstrong, William Collins, Charles
Carrington, Thomas Painting, Jim Davies,
Horace Calvert, Henry Williamson, Peter
Hart, George Ashurst, Basil Farrer
produced by Megan Jones


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19-Dec-2014
26-Dec-2014
02-Jan-2015


King Albert's Book
  1. poems by Rudyard Kipling and Edith Wharton
    spirited rhetoric from The Earl of Rosebury
  2. a poem by Thomas Hardy, a statement of
    support from Emmeline Pankhurst, and Arnold
    Bennet remembers his first trip to the
    Continent 
  3. a statement by Henri Bergson, an account of
    wounded Belgium soldiers in England by Mary
    Cholmondeley, and a history lesson by
    Professor Paul Vinogradoff
Readers: Kenneth Cranham, Tim McMullan
and Harriet Walter
Pianist: Kevin Matthews
Narrated and Produced by Paul Dodgson
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08-Mar-2014 to
22-Mar-2014

18-Apr-2015 to
02-May-2015

09-Apr-2016 to
23-Apr-2016

12-Aug-1917 to
26-Aug-1917
1914-1918: The Cultural Front
  1. Words for Battle
  2. Arf a Mo, Kaiser: Popular Culture on All Fronts
  3. Kandinsky, Khaki and Kisses

  4. Glimpses of a Modern World
  5. A Cubist War
  6. War on the Mind

  7. Bleeding France
  8. The Tank and the Home Fires
  9. Dada and Defiance

  10. The Jazz Kings Go to War
  11. Reality and Reconstruction
  12. An Intimate War
Francine Stock
Producer Mark Burman, Tom Alban,
Sarah Taylor




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Francine Stock
Producer Mark Burman, Clare Walker


Francine Stock
Producer Caitlin Smith


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28-Apr-2015
The Great War of Words: Peace before Annihilation?
Michael Portillo
Producer Mark Burman
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11-Jan-2016 to
15-Jan-2016
The Ever Widening War
  1. The War of Empires
  2. Holy War
  3. The White War
  4. The Atlantic War
  5. The War Without End
Christopher Clark
Produced by Melissa FitzGerald
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17-Feb-2016
24-Feb-2016
Verdun - The Sacred Wound
  1. The Battle
  2. Loss and Legacy
David Reynolds
Producer: Mark Burman
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22-May-2016
Jutland: The Battle that Won the War
Lord West
Producer: Giles Edwards
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09-May-2017
America Goes to War
Adam Smith
Producer: Mark Burman
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World War II
Date Title Cast Parameters
BBC Four
01-Apr-2014
Building Burma's Death Railway -
Moving Half the Mountain
Director Helen Langridge
Producers Daniel Carter, Mike Wells,
Simon Ratigan
MP4 Video
58:51, 650179
02-Jun-2014
D-Day Dames Lyse Doucet
Producer: Philip Reevell
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06-Jun-2014
D-Day: A Family Affair
Paddy O'Connell
Producer: Jo Coombs
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17-May-2015
Liberation 70 with John Nettles
Written and presented by John Nettles
Joss Ackland, Jolyon Baker, Oliver Ryan, Sean Arnold
Produced for BBC Radio's Devon and Jersey
by Oliver Ings and Michael Chequer
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Korea
Vietnam

Falklands
Date Title Cast Parameters
Iraq
Afghanistan
Warfare and Technology
Date Title Cast Parameters
01-Feb-2010
08-Feb-2010
Robo Wars
  1. the extent to which technology is taking over combat
  2. potential benefits - and perils - of a revolution in warfare
Stephen Sackur
produced by Chris Bowlby 
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27:56, 26201, S
25-Sep-2011  Drone Wars  Stephen Sackur
Producer: Chris Bowlby 
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Documentaries and Collateral Material
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