TV & Radio Guide 4 March 2019
Trains That Changed the World – The Supertrains
Yesterday, Thurs 7 Mar 2019, 7pm, Series 1, Episode 6
How China has developed one of the world’s fastest high speed rail networks, allowing 75 million people across the country to reach Shanghai within an hour.
Impossible Engineering – Wonderland Hotel
Yesterday, Fri 8 Mar 2019, 5pm, Series 4, Episode 5
The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, a 337-room hotel that burrows 16 stories below ground level, clinging to the cliffs of an abandoned quarry.
Epic Warrior Women – Amazons
History, Fri 8 Mar 2019, 9pm, Series 1, Episode 1
The Amazons hailed from the ferocious nomadic Scythian tribes that controlled a huge swath of Central Asia and kept the powers of Greece, Persia, and China at bay. With the help of recent archaeological findings, their lives are revisited through the tale of Scythian orphan Alkaya, who grew to become a horse warrior and leader of her tribe in a defining battle against the Persians in the 6th century BC.
The History Hour
BBC World Service, Tues 5 Mar 2019, 12:06am
When Venezuela was rich; surviving a mid-air airline disaster; Japan’s Red Army militants of the 1970s, the origin of the swine flu epidemic and Iceland’s Beer Day.
Hidden Traces – Hiroshima
Yesterday, Fri 8 Mar 2019, 6pm, Series 1, Episode 4
A look at the downfall of Imperial Japan and the first use of an atomic bomb, featuring testimonies from survivors, archaeological findings, and CGI reconstructions.
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