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Civilisations with David Olusoga

7/10/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to David Olusoga about Civilisations, how the programme was made, and how art reacts to social change. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:24:16

Notre Dame du Taur with Kate Mosse

7/1/2018
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Kate Mosse is a historical novelist, known best for her trilogy of novels set in the Languedoc: Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel. She has been fascinated by mediaeval churches since her childhood in Chichester, and here talks to Dr Janina Ramirez about Notre Dame du Tour in Toulouse. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:42:22

Sarah Churchwell - The relationship between text and visual art

6/18/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Professor Sarah Churchwell about e.e.cummings, Charles DeMuth, Grant Wood, and how words can represent visual art. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Charles DeMuth - I Saw The Figure 5 In Gold Grant Wood - Daughters of Revolution Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:39:28

The Art of the Ladybird Books - Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley

6/10/2018
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The team behind the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups, Joel Morris & Jason Hazeley, join Janina to discuss the art in the Ladybird books, nostalgic art, and Biblical plague. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:53:18

Guernica - Frank McDonough

6/3/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Frank McDonough about Guernica, Picasso and modern art in modern wars. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:38:15

Plague with Rebecca Rideal

5/28/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez discusses plague with Rebecca Rideal. Rebecca is a writer, former television producer and historian, specialising in the Stuart dynasty and seventeenth-century England. She now focuses on consulting and has worked with a number of heritage sites, TV companies and independent researchers to bring the intricacies of the past to a wider audience. Rebecca also writes for The Guardian, New Statesman, BBC History Magazine and History Today on topics as varied as early modern...

Duration:00:38:06

Georges La Tour & Artemisia Gentileschi - Mark Gatiss

5/20/2018
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Janina sits down with the incomparable Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones) to talk about Groeg La Tour, Artemisia Gentileschi, murder, beheading, and who's the best at drawing blood. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:35:10

The Arnolfini Portrait - Amber Butchart

3/13/2018
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Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez meets Amber Butchart at the National Gallery to discuss the Arnolfini Portrait. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:34:40

BIrkenhead Priory

2/27/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez visits an architectural treasure, Birkenhead Priory, the oldest standing building on Merseyside. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis Picture credits: Adrian Little, James Deegan & Alison Bailey Smith

Duration:00:27:41

The Singh Twins at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool

2/6/2018
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Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez talks to the Singh twins about the their work and their new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, join HistoryHit.TV for free today. Producer: Natt Tapley Art Detective Theme: Dan Morelle

Duration:00:34:06

The History of Magic

2/2/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez investigates the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library, which explores the historical context of the images used by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:39:22

Imagining The Divine with Jas Elsner

1/16/2018
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Dr Janina Ramirez goes behind the scenes at the Ashmolean's incredible new exhibition: Imagining The Divine, to talk to Jas Elsner. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Click here to join today for free. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:47:56

The Watts Gallery

12/15/2017
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Dr Janina Ramirez visits the Watts Gallery to discuss the work of G.F.Watts, and the rest of their incredible collection. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV: http://historyh.it/adpod Producer: Dan Morelle Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:36:02

Trees with Christiana Payne

12/9/2017
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Janina and Christiana Payne talk about the importance of trees in British art. Producer: Dan Morelle Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:28:01

Tony Robinson

11/8/2017
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Recorded live at Gloucester History Festival. From playing turnip-loving Baldrick in Blackadder to Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History, Tony Robinson’s love of history has been at the heart of his career. Listen as he talks about his frank and funny memoir and lifts the lid on his life-long passion for history. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and...

Duration:01:05:42

Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

10/31/2017
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Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at...

Duration:00:48:10

India and Me - Anita Rani

10/25/2017
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Recorded live at the Gloucester History Festival. Anita Rani, Countryfile and Watchdog presenter, One Show reporter and star of Strictly Come Dancing, made a moving "Who Do You Think You Are?" exploring her Indian heritage. Anita talks to Gloucester History Festival president Dr Janina Ramirez about India’s partition - marking its 70th anniversary - and how her own family was powerfully affected by the seismic events of 1947. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on...

Duration:01:06:06

Philip Pullman

10/2/2017
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Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on...

Duration:00:43:07

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

10/1/2017
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Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an English screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Danny Boyle. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Duration:00:31:35

Abbey Life Uncovered

9/22/2017
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Janina takes a break from the usual one on one interview to share a talk she recently gave at the Gloucester History Festival where she serves as President. To celebrate the 900th anniversary of Cirencester’s Abbey of St Mary's Janina asks what was life really like at a Medieval Abbey? How did the monks live? What did they eat? How did they help the townsfolk? Janina lifts the lid on monastic life to show a reality rather different from what we often think. Subscribe, rate and review on...

Duration:01:02:00