Fifty years after one of Britain’s most notorious political scandals erupted, journalist Tom Mangold has looked back on events in Profumo Confidential, a special episode of BBC Radio’s Archive on 4 series. (more…)
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Posted in History, Witchcraft, Radio, tagged Aquilon, BBC, Carol Ann Duffy, Diane Purkiss, Documentary, Jeanette Winterson, Lancashire Witches, Pendle Witches, Radio 4, Robert Poole, The Curse of Pendle on November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment »
The Curse of Pendle is a 30-minute documentary, broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on November 23rd, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials. It is presented by the novelist Jeanette Winterson, who grew up in Accrington, within view of Pendle Hill.
‘We all knew the stories of Chattox and Demdike – names you’d never forget,’ Winterson recalls. ‘Were they witches? Did they still haunt the hill? It scared us kids to death.’ (more…)