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Sarah Moss

Monday 25th July, 8pm

In The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss has written a captivating study of aftermath exploring parental love, fear, illness and recovery. Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a […]

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Matt’s August Reading Group

Monday 8th August, 8pm

Dark and sultry, this month’s choice, The Vegetarian, is the first book to ever recieve the International Man Booker Prize (the format of the prize was changed this year to award books rather than a body of work). It is a tense, subtle exploration of discontent and passive rebellion – a novel that is beautiful […]

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Philippa Gregory

Thursday 11th August, 8pm

The queen of historical fiction comes to Bath for an evening of intrigue and delight, as she talks about her latest exquisite novel, Three Sisters, Three Queens. Philippa Gregory has a deserved reputation for the brilliance of her work. An astoundingly intelligent researcher, she uncovers lesser known truths of the past and builds them into […]

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Richard III with Chris Skidmore

Friday 9th September, 8pm

King Richard III’s personality was forged in the tribulation of exile and the brutality of combat, his short two-year reign becoming one of the most tumultuous in English history. Popular interest in his colourful life is undergoing somewhat of a revival at present, with his remains alleged to have been found in an unlikely resting-place […]

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Simple Supper with Diana Henry

Wednesday 14th September, 8pm

She is our favourite flavour queen, she has charisma by the bucket and she is one of the most magical cooks writing today. Her superb, award winning cookbooks – Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, Salt Sugar Smoke, A Change of Appetite, A Bird in the Hand are always exciting and never allowed […]

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Ashes of London with Andrew Taylor

Thursday 15th September, 8pm

Time-hopping crime writer Andrew Taylor returns to us for another foray into the deadly mysteries of history. This time, Andrew’s smouldering new novel, Ashes of London, is set during the Great Fire of London: towering infernos turn the proud and booming city of 17th century England into a blistering hellscape; but that is not all […]

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Anna Pasternak

Tuesday 20th September, 8pm

Lara tells the story of the love between Boris Pasternak and his typist and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya and the affair which devastated the Pasternak family. This astonishing true history gives new illumination to the tragedy behind Pasternak’s masterwork, Doctor Zhivago. This heartrending account explores her great uncle’s hidden act of moral compromise and describes […]

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Robert Harris

Tuesday 27th September, 8pm

Robert Harris, Britain’s leading thriller writer, returns to launch the Bath Autumn Book Festival. His new novel, Conclave, swells with intrigue and twisting intensity. The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive […]

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Eric Shanes on Young Mr Turner

Thursday 29th September, 8pm

Young Mr Turner traces with huge insight and in unprecedented detail the life and creative development of Britain’s greatest painter, J.M.W. Turner. One of the most magnificent books of recent years, its 473 illustrations – the majority of them in colour – stand at the very heart of the story. The Sunday Times called it […]

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Margaret Atwood’s Shakespeare

Saturday 8th October, 8pm

Come and spend an evening with the bestselling novelist Margaret Atwood this autumn as she discusses her new novel, Hag-Seed, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Margaret’s novel take on this tale of enchantment, revenge and second chances is filled with new surprises and wonders of its own. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from […]

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An Evening with Raymond Blanc

Tuesday 11th October, 8pm

Raymond Blanc OBE is one of the world’s most highly regarded chefs, his legendary hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the only British country house hotel to sport two Michelin stars for more than three decades and he famously  mentors many leading head chefs across the world. This evening he will share his […]

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Luke Kennard

Monday 17th October, 8pm

The long-awaited fifth collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard, Cain is a fiercely witty and breathtakingly original book from one of British poetry’s brightest lights. The year is 2016 and the poet finds himself estranged from his family, his publisher and his faith. With the help of his Community Psychiatric Nurse, who claims to […]

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Michelle Paver

Wednesday 19th October, 8pm

The chilling new ghost story from the author of Dark Matter. In 1935, young medic Stephen Pearce travels to India to join an elite team of five to climb Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain and one of mountaineering’s biggest killers. No one has scaled it before, and they are, quite literally, following in the […]

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Good, Good Food with Sarah Raven

Thursday 27th October, 8pm

Sarah Raven is not only an inspirational cook, she was also once a doctor and has a wealth of medical training and knowledge behind her. Here she brings together her unique talents to offer a magnificent canon of recipes, sharing her medical knowledge to explain exactly how and why certain foods help protect your body […]

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Nicola Tallis on Lady Jane Grey

Wednesday 2nd November, 8pm

Most people recognize her name, and many think that they know her story: Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, a young girl who was cruelly abused by her parents, manipulated by the power players in the complex world of sixteenth-century politics, and executed at the age of seventeen. Thus, Jane is remembered as one […]

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Sebastian Barry

Tuesday 8th November, 8pm

After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both witness […]

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Ben Fogle

Thursday 10th November, 7pm

Following hot on the heels of the publication of the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Labrador, Ben Fogle turns his attention to that icon of Britishness, the Land Rover Defender.  To understand our national love affair Ben has travelled the length of the British Isles in an old Series 1 Land Rover, spending time with […]

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From Shiver Production 
Programme 1 Tintagel 
Friday 17th October 2014 on ITV 
Pictured: Historian Bettany Hughes at Tintagel Castle 
The countrys most historic landmarks and glorious landscapes are explored from a birds eye view in Secrets From The Sky. 
Using an octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter carrying a camera, historian Bettany Hughes and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson look down on sites of great historical interest to gain a brand new perspective and uncover further information about our ancestors. 
Britains landscape is dotted with historical monuments such as Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, Stonehenge, Maiden Castle, Sutton Hoo, The Antonine Wall and Old Sarum in Wiltshire. The series investigates these monuments, revealing a new insight into our nations story and showing Britains stunning landscapes through fantastic aerial views. 
By looking down on these sites from above, the clues on the ground can be linked together to uncover the full story locked in the landscape. The lumps and bumps in the ground can take on a different meaning when viewed from above. 
This photograph is  ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the  programme Secrets From The Sky. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website

Bettany Hughes

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 8pm

Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries – real and imagined. Standing as […]

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David Crystal

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8pm

Grammar is in the news again, involving new generations of children, teachers, and parents. People continue to argue about what’s right and wrong, and try to get to grips with the complexities. But why is grammar thought to be so difficult? How do children learn it so easily? Is there a way of making its […]

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