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The Hidden History of the Mantelpiece.

Rachel Hurdley takes a look at the mantelpiece and how its development reflects changes in society. What do the objects we put on them reveal about us and how we wish to be seen? More.

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Weekly BBC Radio 4 show which hlds the BBC to account.

Past Programmes

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The Secret History of a School

Alan Johnson on 140 years of education through the prism of one school in Camberwell.
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Uncle Sam and the Ayatollah

Forty years on from the Iranian revolution, the BBC’s former Tehran correspondent Jim Muir investigates secret contacts between the Americans and Ayatollah Khomeini in Paris. MORE

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Being Gerry Adams

On its 30th anniversary, Stephen Nolan tells the story of the Sinn Fein broadcasting ban through the eyes of the actors who became its unexpected stars.
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Does the Time Fit the Crime

Criminologist Professor David Wilson examines how society and history have shaped the sentencing of criminals against a backdrop of public opinion on serious cases.
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