The first episode of BBC’s three programmes celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq does not promise a reasoned analysis. On the basis of this first programme, it looks like a whitewash job. These clips of past programmes illustrate how far the BBC has fallen short of its previous standards of unbiased …
This is a holding page at present for a historical analysis of the Human Shields, who we were, why we went to Iraq, and why we failed to stop the war. Here’s some footage shot at the time.
Last night’s show. Items included are Liberace * King of Marvin Gardens * Point Blank * I’m So Excited * Tsar to Lenin * Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict * Lana Del Rey: Young and Beautiful. Here are some clips:
Tonight’s show can be heard on the internet at bcbradio.co.uk at 6pm GMT. Items included are Liberace * King of Marvin Gardens * Point Blank * I’m So Excited * Tsar to Lenin * Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict * Lana Del Ray: Young and Beautiful. Here are some clips:
This month’s show focuses on big-band sounds, with music from Glenn Miller, Wingy Manone, Fletcher Henderson, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Ted Heath, and Duke Ellington. There is also an item on the V-discs supplied to the American armed forces during the war, with extracts from several.
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A sentimental journey I didn’t go all the way. They’ve made the footpath steeper and stonier since the last time I came. And the signs are either confusing or non-existent. (Given the Brontë significance of the place, why are there no signs to Top Withins?) Anyway, it felt good to be there, though the sun …