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Thursday, December 18 2014
  • Time Show
    • 22 mins ago
      Wartime FarmWartime Farm at Christmas

      Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologist Peter Ginn return to Manor Farm in Hampshire to recreate the conditions that prevailed in rural Britain during the Christmas of 1944. Peter calls upon crafts expert Colin Richards to help brew some improvised potato beer, while Ruth comes up with innovative presents for children and ingenious festive decorations made from scraps. Following in the footsteps of many wartime farmers, they transport their gifts, food and beer on a vintage steam train to Chislehurst Caves, where they discover what Christmas was like for some of the 15,000 people who sheltered there. Plus, Ruth cooks a yuletide meal from recipes and guidelines issued by the government and the Women's Voluntary Service

    • 4:00pm
      Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)Season 10 Episode 4: Lesley Sharp

      Actress Lesley Sharp was adopted at just five weeks old, having been born as a result of her birth mother's affair with a married man. Knowing that her biological father has died, she now sets out to learn more about him, tracing her half siblings and delving deeper into the paternal side of her family. She discovers that her great-great-grandfather fostered Barnardo's children, so follows the trail of one of them all the way to Canada to hear tales of what kind of home her relative provided

    • 5:00pm
      Wallis Simpson Loved and Lost

      Biographer Anne Sebba examines 15 letters by Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who was widely perceived to have lured Edward VIII away from the British throne. The documents were written around the time of the king's abdication in December 1936 and indicate she was in love with another man - information that could change Simpson's historical profile

    • 7:00pm
      Season 18 Episode 12: The Somme's Secret Weapon: A Time Team Special

      Tony Robinson joins a dig near Mametz on the site of the Somme battlefield, where British trenches from nearly a century ago are uncovered. The experts investigate whether a top-secret weapon known as the Livens Flame Projector was deployed as the army launched their assault in Northern France

    • 8:00pm
      The Secret History of Our StreetsSeason 1 Episode 4: Portland Road

      The social history of Portland Road in Notting Hill, which Charles Booth called the worst slum in London when he visited it in 1899. Today, it is the archetypal banker street, lined with £6million homes for hedge fund managers. But alongside the super-rich live some of Britain's bottom five per cent earners. The street's changing fortunes are told through the stories of residents past and present, including George Andrews, who was born there in 1937, Tim and Penny Hicks, who moved there in 1968, only to find themselves living opposite a brothel, and Henry Mayhew, who sold his shares in the family bank to invest in a Portland property. Narrated by Steven Mackintosh

    • 8:50pm
      Digging for BritainSeason 2 Episode 2: Invaders

      Alice Roberts explores archaeological digs at sites dating back to the Viking age, offering an insight into how the seafaring warriors from Scandinavia lived across Britain. In the Outer Hebrides, she examines signs of the earliest Norse settlers, before inspecting a collection of silver and gold pieces discovered in York. There is also a look at some of the most treasured Viking finds, including 12th-century ivory chess figures the Lewis Chessmen

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