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John Dudley and the Nine Days Queen

Thursday 29 October at 5pm

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Was John Dudley Duke of Northumberland the acquisitive tactician that historians have made him out to be?  A man who put the unfortunate, tragic and undoubtedly unwilling sixteen year old Lady Jane Grey on the throne of England for nine days back in the 16th century. It all ended in tears and lost heads, but was John Dudley the power crazy, grasping schemer that historians would have us believe? By Dianne Mannering. Talk length - 45 minutes.

From The Cutting Room Floor

Thursday 5 November at 2pm

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Jim Whelan is showcasing and talking about some of the most iconic programmes in the history of TV. The problem is, in many cases, his performance was cut, hence the title. However, in this internet age, many of the pieces have been recovered and are shown here for the first time ever. Home Fires, The Royal Family, Brookside and Coronation Street are just some of the shows featured in this glorious romp. Talk length - 42 minutes.

Curiosities from London's Streets

Thursday 12 November at 2pm

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London is like a free open-air museum and art gallery combined – when you know where to look. This talk will show you where to discover a nine-foot dragon, some Grocers camels and a clock that once set time for the whole of Britain. In the words of Walter Beasant; “I've been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.” By Andrew Warde. Talk length - 45 minutes.

Hey Diddle Diddle – History & Meaning of Nursery Rhymes

Thursday 26 November at 2pm

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Passed on through the generations from parents to children, nursery rhymes have been part of our childhood. Many are veiled commentaries on political events and people in power, using subtle references and clever word play. Some nursery rhymes have it all, like a good film, royal scandal, illicit love affairs and bloodshed. By Sandy Leong. Talk length - 43 minutes.

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