The History Show Wednesday 2 January 2013

Blighted Nation

Blighted Nation

In this special four part series, The History Show with Myles Dungan explores how the Great Famine swept through Ireland in the mid 1800s and changed the country forever.

BLIGHTED NATION EPISODE 02 FULL PROGRAMME

Episode 2: Was the Irish famine caused entirely by British action or inaction - could it have been avoided?

Did the British Cause the Famine? Extended Discussion

Extended discussion with historians and authors Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray. Report on forthcoming Famine Tribunal in the US.

Tony Blair Apology

Discussion of Tony Blair's apology for the famine with historians and authors Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray.

Teaching the Famine in the US

Historians and authors Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray on the famine being taught alongside the holocaust in the US. Report from the States about how famine is taught there.

Laissez Faire

Singer/songwriter Declan O'Rourke performs his song Laissez Faire for Blighted Nation.

Press Coverage/Public Reaction

Historians Roisin Higgins, Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray on press coverage of and public reaction in Britain to the famine.

Historians and the Famine

Historians and authors Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray discuss whether Irish historians have done justice to the famine.

Sir Charles Trevelyan

Great great great grandaughter of Sir Charles Trevelyan gives her perspective on the man. Historians and authors Mary Daly, Tim Pat Coogan, John Kelly and Peter Gray on Trevelyan's role in the famine.

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