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It’s 20 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement brought the Troubles in Northern Ireland to an end. Nevertheless, the legacy of these years is still with us, as
The Life After (BBC Two, Saturday 6 October) explores. Featuring poetry from Nick Laird, the documentary looks at the conflict through the eyes of mothers, sisters and daughters who lost loved ones.
On Radio 4, highlights include Analysis: How Democracy Dies (Monday 29 October), in which Professor Matt Qvortrup offers a historical view of the techniques autocrats employ to whittle away at democratic systems. New episodes of In Our Time ( Thursdays) include a programme about the writer Edith Wharton, and two shows on Shakespeare – as a chronicler of Roman and English history.
Home Front (weekdays), the show following events a century ago, continues through October.
On BBC Radio Scotland and BBC iPlayer, the history magazine show
Time Travels (October) returns for a new series. Among other highlights, listen out for an item mid-month that ties in with Black History Month and a new exhibition at the National Library of Scotland centred on the papers of former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Trains that Changed the World ( Yesterday, October) offers profiles of six locomotives that are both engineering marvels and which shaped the modern world. On PBS America Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta
Be Me ( Thursday 18 October) profiles Davis the entertainer and the civil rights activist too.
Sammy Davis, Jr being interviewed at 1963’s March on Washington