Top 5 history programmes you can watch and listen to right now

From the Black Death to the Cuban Missile Crisis, we've rounded up five of the best historical TV and radio programmes available to tune into online right now

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Princes in the Tower (Channel 4)

This drama recounts the mystery surrounding the suspicious disappearance of King Edward V and his younger brother, Richard. The boys were lodged in the Tower of London in April 1483, and were never seen again.

To watch this programme (only available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland), click here.
 

1914-1918: The Cultural Front (Radio 4)

This series considers how the First World War transformed the arts – how popular culture changed, and how artists responded to the conflict.

To listen to this programme (both inside and outside the UK), click here.

 

Return of the Black Death: Secret History (Channel 4)

In the Middle Ages, the Black Death was the worst catastrophe in recorded history. But exactly how many died, and why? A group of 25 skeletons uncovered during the construction of Crossrail may hold the answers.

To watch this programme (only available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland), click here.

 

Disability: A New History (Radio 4)

In this series first broadcast last year, Peter White draws on new research to present a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries.

To listen to this programme (both inside and outside the UK), click here.

 

The Cuban Missile Crisis: As Seen From Moscow and Havana (Radio 4)

Using documents from the KGB archive and interviews with key Soviet and Cuban insiders who were present as the crisis unfolded, this 2002 documentary reveals what was happening inside Khrushchev's Kremlin and Castro's Havana headquarters in October 1962.

To listen to this programme (both inside and outside the UK), click here.

 

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