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Charlie Higson & Ben MacIntyre on How To Be A Spy

7/10/2018
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Charlie Higson and Ben McIntyre talk about getting recruited, not getting recruited, and how to be a spy. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:01:00:19

History, Politics & Brexit with George Osborne

6/21/2018
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Ex-Chancellor George Osborne talks about history, politics & Brexit. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:01:01:00

Witches with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

6/17/2018
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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb talks about witch-burning, witch-hanging, and the truth behind the received wisdom about witchcraft. Recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:46:02

The History of Genetics with Adam Rutherford

6/14/2018
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Adam Rutherford talks about eugenics, race, and the history of genetics. Recorded LIVE at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. To buy tickets to this year's festival, visit the website. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:01:03:04

Henry Hemming

5/3/2018
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Henry talks about Maxwell Knight, MI5's greatest spy-master. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:57:36

Ben Kane

4/15/2018
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Ben Kane, author of historical fiction, speaks at the Chalke Valley History Festival, 2017. For more interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:37:42

John Julius Norwich

4/5/2018
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John Julius Norwich talks with wit and deep knowledge about the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. For more exclusive history documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:52:12

David Owen

3/23/2018
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Join David Owen at the Chalke Valley History Festival. For more exclusive interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:57:20

Jenni Murray

2/23/2018
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Jenni Murray tells the history of Britain through the lives of 21 extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, scientists, activists. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHIt.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Pete Dennis

Duration:01:03:20

Gunter Halm, youngest member of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross

1/29/2018
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Gunter Halm, youngest memebr of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross for bravery, speaking at Chalke Valley HIstory Festival in summer 2017.

Duration:00:46:15

Hugo Broch, Luwtwaffe Ace

1/17/2018
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Hear the experiences of Huge Broch, Luftwaffe ace on the Eastern front during the Second World War, at the Chalke Valley History Festival 2017. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio edit: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:46:11

Karl Leuffert talks to Al Murray

12/31/2017
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Karl Leuffert was a German paratrooper, who served in Normandy and beyond. Here to talks to Al Murray about his experiences during the Second World War. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV. To subscribe click here. Producer: Natt Tapley Theme Tune: Pete Dennis

Duration:00:42:48

America Trumped: How Did This Happen? - Matt Frei

11/10/2017
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Matt Frei is an award-winning broadcaster and author. He was the BBC’s Washington correspondent 2002 -2011 and anchored the BBC World News America Bulletin. From 2011 he reported for Channel 4 News from the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world. He is currently Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News. His most recent book is Only In America. www.cvhf.org.uk

Duration:00:59:10

Istanbul - Bettany Hughes

11/3/2017
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Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her previous books – Helen Of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore And The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and The Search For The Good Life – were published to great critical acclaim and worldwide success. She is a Research Fellow of King’s College London, a Tutor at Cambridge University’s Institute for Continuing Education and a Visiting Professor of History at the New College of the Humanities and has been honoured with...

Duration:01:05:30

Lenin on the Train - Catherine Merridale

10/27/2017
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Professor Catherine Merridale is an award-winning writer and historian, known for her acclaimed and pioneering books on Russian history. Her latest book, Lenin on the Train, is out now. She is also the author of Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History, which won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize and the Wolfson History Prize in 2014. Her work has been translated into more than sixteen languages, and previous books have been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and have...

Duration:01:02:02

Koh-i-noor: The History of the World’s Most Famous Diamond - Anita Anand & William Dalrymple

10/13/2017
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In a formal Act of Submission to Queen Victoria in 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of Punjab presented the British East India Company with an object of immense value: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. Internationally acclaimed historians Anita Anand and William Dalrymple challenge the accepted version of the history of this jewel to tell a tale of greed, murder and colonialism. www.cvhf.org.uk

Duration:00:54:47

Katrin Himmler, great-niece of Heinrich Himmler

10/6/2017
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Katrin Himmler is a German author and political scientist. Her great-uncle was Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, and one of the principle architects of the Holocaust. Katrin has confronted her family legacy with a book, Die Brüder Himmler, translated into English as ‘The Himmler Brothers. A German Family History’. She has also edited, together with the historian Michael Wildt, private letters from Himmler that had been only recently discovered in Israel. The Private Heinrich Himmler:...

Duration:01:02:58

Last Hope Island - Lynne Olson

9/23/2017
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In the early days of World War II, London became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of occupied Europe. In their struggles against the mightiest military force in history, Britain become known as 'Last Hope Island’. In this episode, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson discusses her book and describes how the British and their European guests joined forces to restore order to a broken continent. www.cvhf.org.uk

Duration:00:56:10

They Called it Passchendaele - Lyn MacDonald

9/7/2017
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Lyn Macdonald remains revered as the great chronicler of the human experience of the Western Front and has recorded interviews with more veterans of the First World War than any other. In this talk she will return to the subject of her first book, the Battle of Passchendaele, fought a hundred years ago in 1917, bringing rare insights and perspectives to this bloody, muddy and brutal battle. www.cvhf.org.uk

Duration:01:03:50

Al Murray on Field Marshal Montegomery of Alamein

8/31/2017
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Al Murray brought his immense knowledge to bear in defence of Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein, discussing the life, career, great victories and controversies of Britain’s most famous wartime general. www.cvhf.org.uk

Duration:00:56:45