A stray glance at last night's BBC4 schedules might have tricked people into thinking that Britain's Oldest Family Businesses were being given the Horrible Histories treatment. Alas, this is actually part of a three-part strand called Hidden Histories, which is similar in that it is about history, but different in that it is a very on-the-straight-and-narrow documentary for BBC4 rather than a daft romp through the past with Steve Punt and pals.
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Sunday 24 February 2008
Along with drugs, dogs and dramatic screaming fits, they love Absolutely Fabulous in the Osbourne household. "My nickname is Saffy," admitted Aimee Osbourne in a rare interview. "Sometimes... I can't believe what mum says or does when she's being really dramatic. And then I think, 'No, she's definitely out of her mind'."
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
Monday 12 February 2007
Sunday 08 October 2006
In life, she was a notorious society beauty. Dorothy Walpole, sister of Sir Robert, Britain's first Prime Minister, scandalised Georgian society by having an affair with a penniless lord before marrying an older widower - and dying, aged 40, in mysterious circumstances.
Friday 26 May 2006
Thursday 15 September 2005
Thursday 18 August 2005
Sunday 24 July 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Tuesday 21 December 2004
Time for another couple of crime stories featuring the Sixty Second Sleuth, Inspector Kenneth Braid. It never takes Braid longer than about a minute to solve a crime, which makes him an admirable policeman, even if highly unlikely ever to be featured in a TV adaptation.
Sunday 14 November 2004
Sunday 25 July 2004
Friday 02 January 2004
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