Things We Forgot to Remember
By BBC Radio 4
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Michael Portillo invites us to look again at our collective memories of great events and characters from the past. Rediscovering forgotten events that challenge our understanding and put the complication back into history. The four half hour documentaries are broadcast every Sunday from Nov 13th.
||TWFTR: The Junkers of Woodbridge Airfield||Through the story of a German night fighter captured in Suffolk, Michael Portillo remembers the crucial electronic war waged between the Axis and the Allies. In July 1944 the crew of a Junkers JU88 night fighter, lost and without fuel, emergency...||7/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The Georgian Facade||Michael Portillo examines the Georgian period. We remember the politeness, elegance, wealth and taste but forget how the Georgian regime supressed political dissent and wrote out of history those opposed to its version of Britishness....||6/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The Morgenthau Plan||Michael Portillo discovers an American porposal for post war Germany called the Morgenthau plan. Its punative measures aimed at deindustrialising Germany and making it a 'giant potato patch' unable to wage war. It's very different from the Marshall...||6/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: Magna Carta and the 1216 invasion||Michael Portillo discovers how we've forgotten that Magna Carta led to a civil war and a French invasion of England....||6/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The English Armada||We hear a great deal about the Spanish Armada and how plucky England fought off this maritime behemoth with superior seamanship, English gumption and some helpful weather. But we forget that the very next year 'plucky' England sent an equally immense...||12/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The French Resistance||Michael Portillo discovers how romantic memories of the French Resistance created an enduring military legend which overshadowed its more important political role in shaping post war France....||12/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The Police Strike||Michael Portillo discovers the origins of modern-day policing in the forgotten police strikes of 1918-19....||12/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWFTR: The Boston Tea Party||Michael Portillo discovers what really happened in 1773 when hundreds of crates of British tea were dumped into Boston harbour. He discovers a murkier and more ambiguous tale than we've been led to believe....||11/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
The Boston Tea Party podcast is wrong/missing
As well produced as it might be, the Boston Tea Party podcast is actually the Police Strike podcast. One should dete the current Tea Party podcast or amned it.
Engaging and informative.
Keep them coming, please.