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August 14, 2014

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7.30 BBC Proms Masterworks: Strauss & Mahler (S) Tom Service introduces performances of Mahler's Symphony

No 6 in A minor.

9.20 A History Of Britain By Simon Schama (R) (S) (AD) Historian Simon Schama examines the 18th century, focusing on economic expansion and the Jacobite rebellion.

10.20 Francesco's Italy Top To Toe (R) (S) (AD) Author and architect Francesco da Mosto tours the countryside of Tuscany, Umbria and the Marche, and explores Florence with actress Maggie Smith.

11.20 King Alfred And The Anglo-Saxons (R) (S) (AD) Michael Wood recounts the story of King Alfred the Great, arguing that he and his descendants were England's most important and influential rulers.

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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