TV & radio guide - Friday

January 26, 2001

A Revolution in Five Acts (11.00 am R4). The Chimney Sweeps Act 1875 examined by Ian Hislop and historians.
Masterclass: Denys Lasdun (1.00, also 4.00, 7.00, 10.00 BBC Knowledge). Last interview with the architect prior to his recent death.
Victorian Love Stories (3.30 R4). The Statute of Limitations by Ernest Dowson.
Any Questions? (8.00 R4). From City University, London.
» Twenty Minutes : A Historian in Russia (8.15 R3). Catherine Merridale on what Russian children are learning about their past.
Timewatch (9.00 BBC2; 9.30 in Wales). Thomas More, ignored in Simon Schama's version of Tudor history, gets a whole programme to himself. Historian John Guy (of St Andrew's) argues with the aid of some dramatisations that the Man for All Seasons version of More's life is a "whitewash". The supposed "man of conscience" had an astute lawyer's brain and was also extremely keen on burning heretics.

 

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