Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT

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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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Title: The Peterloo Massacre with Robert Poole

The Peterloo Massacre with Robert Poole

August 17th, 2019

The Peterloo Massacre was a critical moment in the reform movement at the start of the 19th century. Thousands of people gathered at St Peter's Fields… Go to Episode

Argentina's Missing Black Communities with Celestina Olulode

August 15th, 2019

Celestina Olulode is a BBC reporter, who has spent a long time in Argentina researching why Argentina has a low black population compared to counterparts… Go to Episode

The Last Wolf and the Missing Lynx with Ross Barnett

August 13th, 2019

Dan talks to Ross Barnett, a scientist who has studied the extinction of megafauna across Britain and the world. They discuss the killing of the last… Go to Episode

Chernobyl with Julie McDowall

August 10th, 2019

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident near the town of Pripyat in 1986. Dan talks to Julie McDowall, an expert in all things nuclear, about the… Go to Episode