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The Rest Is History

BBC Radio 4 chat show. 12 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars Frank Skinner and Kate Williams.

Series 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Sunday 3rd April 2016

The guests for the opening episode of series two are Katy Brand and Pierre Novellie who discuss Hodge, the cat belonging to Doctor Samuel Pepys; Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; and the Lyme Missal.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Sunday 10th April 2016

Frank Skinner and Dr Kate Williams are joined by Al Murray and Isy Suttie. They discuss Robin Hood, wartime slogans, Annie Oakley and a statue-related history mystery.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Sunday 17th April 2016

Holly Walsh and Richard Herring join Frank and Kate to discuss Burke & Hare, Mussolini, Catherine Parr and the Jokes of Yesteryear.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Sunday 24th April 2016

Chris Addison and Alun Cochrane join Frank and Kate to discuss the three wise men, Jack Straw (not that one), Henry Austen and a weaponry timeline.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Sunday 1st May 2016

Miles Jupp and Zoe Lyons join Frank and Kate to discuss King Arthur, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Josephine, and Sir Walter Raleigh.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Sunday 8th May 2016

Josie Long and Kevin Eldon join Frank and Kate to discuss Captain Blood, Drake's Drum, Bloody Mary and Ernie.