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This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

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by John Lavalie

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aired from: Aug 1999 to: Dec 1999 90 eps BBC Radio 4 15 min
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  • Narrated by Anna Massey

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                   Original
      Episode #    Air Date    Episode Title
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    1st Series 1999
    
       1.   1- 1   Aug 30 99   1901: A New King, a New Century
       2.   1- 2   Aug 31 99   1902: South Africa, Balfour and Education
       3.   1- 3   Sep  1 99   1903: Naval Build-Up, Free Trade and the Empire
       4.   1- 4   Sep  2 99   1904: Ships, Cars Conurbations, and Churchill Crosses the Floor
       5.   1- 5   Sep  3 99   1905: Rebellion in Russia and Balfour Resigns
       6.   1- 6   Sep  6 99   1906: Corn Flakes, Traffic and the Moroccan Question
       7.   1- 7   Sep  7 99   1907: Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination and Military Reform
       8.   1- 8   Sep  8 99   1908: Asquith, Pensions and the Balkans
       9.   1- 9   Sep  9 99   1909: The Royal Navy and Trouble Brewing in the Lords
      10.   1-10   Sep 10 99   1910: King George V                         
      11.   1-11   Sep 13 99   1911: Constitutional Confrontation and the Agadir Crisis
      12.   1-12   Sep 14 99   1912: The Titanic, Home Rule and the Marconi Affair
      13.   1-13   Sep 15 99   1913: Ireland, Emily Davison and the Tango      
      14.   1-14   Sep 16 99   1914: The UVF and the Outbreak of War      
      15.   1-15   Sep 17 99   1915/1918: The Great War                
      16.   1-16   Sep 20 99   1919: The Origins of World War II          
      17.   1-17   Sep 21 99   1920: Russia and Ireland                  
      18.   1-18   Sep 22 99   1922/1923: Lloyd George Out, Baldwin In        
      19.   1-19   Sep 23 99   1924: The First Labour PM and the Zinoviev Letter
      20.   1-20   Sep 24 99   1925/1926: Churchill's First Budget and the General Strike
      21.   1-21   Sep 27 99   1927/1928: Enter Hitler, and the Rise of Motoring
      22.   1-22   Sep 28 99   1929: Red Buses and the Wall Street Crash      
      23.   1-23   Sep 29 99   1930: European Union and India             
      24.   1-24   Sep 30 99   1931: National Government and Naval Mutiny     
      25.   1-25   Oct  1 99   1932: The King and the Dominions
      26.   1-26   Oct  4 99   1933: The Chancellor of Germany          
      27.   1-27   Oct  5 99   1934: The Night of the Long Knives, and the Long March
      28.   1-28   Oct  6 99   1935: Macdonald Resigns and Hitler Rearms     
      29.   1-29   Oct  7 99   1936: Edward VIII and Unemployment             
      30.   1-30   Oct  8 99   1937: A Coronation as War Looms     
      31.   1-31   Oct 11 99   1938: Anschluss and the Munich Agreement      
      32.   1-32   Oct 12 99   1939: The Approach of War                     
      33.   1-33   Oct 13 99   1940: Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and the Evacuation
      34.   1-34   Oct 14 99   1941: Morale, Propaganda, and the USA         
      35.   1-35   Oct 15 99   1942: The Atlantic Charter, India and Women   
      36.   1-36   Oct 18 99   1943: The Turning of the Tide and the Beveridge Report
      37.   1-37   Oct 19 99   1944: D-Day, Education, and the Birth of the UN
      38.   1-38   Oct 20 99   1945: The End of the War and a Labour Landslide
      39.   1-39   Oct 21 99   1946: Shortages, the National Health Bill and the UN Meet
      40.   1-40   Oct 22 99   1947: A Harsh Winter and Independence for India
      41.   1-41   Oct 25 99   1948: BR, the NHS and the Berlin Airlift 
      42.   1-42   Oct 26 99   1949: The Republic of Ireland, the Farthing and NATO
      43.   1-43   Oct 27 99   1950: War in Korea and the European Debate     
      44.   1-44   Oct 28 99   1951: The Return of Churchill
      45.   1-45   Oct 29 99   1952: The Death of George VI      
      46.   1-46   Nov  1 99   1953: The New Elizabeth Age       
      47.   1-47   Nov  2 99   1954: The Four-Minute Mile, the H-Bomb and Eden's Frustration
      48.   1-48   Nov  3 99   1955: The Warsaw Pact and the Departure of Churchill
      49.   1-49   Nov  4 99   1956: The Suez Crisis             
      50.   1-50   Nov  5 99   1957: Harold Macmillan Becomes PM and a Dog Goes into Space 
      51.   1-51   Nov  8 99   1958: CND, Cyprus and the End of National Service          
      52.   1-52   Nov  9 99   1959: Cuba, Cyprus and the Russians Reach the Moon             
      53.   1-53   Nov 10 99   1960: The Wind of Change
      54.   1-54   Nov 11 99   1961: The Bay of Pigs and the Building of the Berlin Wall
      55.   1-55   Nov 12 99   1962: TW3, the Death of Marilyn Monroe and the Cuban Missile Crisis
      56.   1-56   Nov 15 99   1963: Beeching, Profumo and Martin Luther King's Dream
      57.   1-57   Nov 16 99   1964: Ian Smith, Harold Wilson, and Vietnam
      58.   1-58   Nov 17 99   1965: The Death of Churchill, Rolling Thunder and UDI
      59.   1-59   Nov 18 99   1966: Another Labour Victory
      60.   1-60   Nov 19 99   1967: The Six-Day War and Devaluation
      61.   1-61   Nov 22 99   1968: Revolution in Paris and Spring in Prague
      62.   1-62   Nov 23 99   1969: The Troubles, Biafra, and a Place of Strife
      63.   1-63   Nov 24 99   1970: Edward Heath Becomes MP        
      64.   1-64   Nov 25 99   1971: Decimialisation and Ulster in Flames
      65.   1-65   Nov 26 99   1972: Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, and Black September
      66.   1-66   Nov 29 99   1973: Rivers of Blood, Europe, and the Yorn Kippur War
      67.   1-67   Nov 30 99   1974: Who Governs Britain              
      68.   1-68   Dec  1 99   1975: The Birth of Thatcherism and a Referendum on Europe
      69.   1-69   Dec  2 99   1976: Wilson Resigns
      70.   1-70   Dec  3 99   1977: Jubilee and Charter 77           
      71.   1-71   Dec  6 99   1978: Camp David, Devolution and a Polish Pope
      72.   1-72   Dec  7 99   1979: Prime Minister Thatcher and the IRA
      73.   1-73   Dec  8 99   1980: Afghanistan and Michael Foot     
      74.   1-74   Dec  9 99   1981: The SDP and IRA Hunger Strikes 
      75.   1-75   Dec 10 99   1982: The Falklands War                
      76.   1-76   Dec 13 99   1983: The Falklands Factor Election and Star Wars
      77.   1-77   Dec 14 99   1984: The Miners' Strike and the Brighton
      78.   1-78   Dec 15 99   1985: Gorbachev and the Anglo-Irish Agreement
      79.   1-79   Dec 16 99   1986: Chernobyl and the Westland Affair
      80.   1-80   Dec 17 99   1987: The Great Debate, Black Monday and the Great Storm
      81.   1-81   Dec 20 99   1988: Another Thatcher Victor and Cabinet Divisions
      82.   1-82   Dec 21 99   1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square 
      83.   1-83   Dec 22 99   1990: The Poll Tax, the ERM, and Exit Margaret Thatcher
      84.   1-84   Dec 23 99   1991: John Major and War with Iraq      
      85.   1-85   Dec 23 99   1992: Oldies, Speculators, and Labour Falls
      86.   1-86   Dec 27 99   1993/1994: The Death of John Smith, Maastricht, and the Balkans
      87.   1-87   Dec 28 99   1995/1996: Major Resigns and Labour Reforms
      88.   1-88   Dec 29 99   1997: The Death of Diana and the Election of New Labour
      89.   1-89   Dec 30 99   1998/1999: Devolution, Kosovo and the Lords
      90.   1-90   Dec 31 99   2000: 2,000 Years of Kinship
    
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