BBC History Magazine - - Tv & Radio -

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

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