It Just So Happened - an alternative history show

Stand-up comedians present short historical ‘on this day’ pieces then discuss some history of the location where the live show recording takes place

Index

DATES COVERED IN THE SHOWS

7th February - episode 017
10th February - episode 001
11th February - episode 018
26th March - episode 002
3rd May - episode 019
4th May - episode 003
5th May - episode 004
23rd June - episode 005
19th July - episode 006
21st July - episode 007
22nd July - episode 008
24th July - episode 009
25th July - episode 010
28th July - episode 011
6th August - episode 012
13th August - episode 013
20th August - episode 014
4th September - episode 015
10th November - episode 016

PLACES COVERED IN THE SHOWS

Bedford - episode 008
Brighton - episodes 003, 004 and 019
Buxton - episode 007
Dunfermline - episode 015
Edinburgh - episodes 012, 013 and 014
Glasgow - episode 002
Guildford - episode 009
Leicester - episode 001, 017 and 018
Ludlow - episode 005
Morecambe - episode 006
Nottingham - episode 016
Reading - episode 010
York - episode 011

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SHOWS

Seamus Allen - episode 010
Darren Archer - episode 005
Ben Aveling - episode 008
Amy B - episode 006
Matthew Baylis - episode 009
Alasdair Beckett-King - episode 007
James Bennison - episode 003
Simon Bolton - episode 005
Cerys Bradley - episode 004
Sanjay Brown - episode 016
Danny Buckler - episode 009
Nav Chima - episode 012
Tony Cowards - episode 016
David Cruickshanks - episodes 002 and 013
Jamie Dalgleish - episode 015
Terry Dixon - episode 010
Dylan Dodds - episode 012
Daniel Downie - episode 015
Matt Duwell - episodes 002 and 012
Ben Ennis - episodes 001 and 007
Adam Fisher - episode 001
Kriss Foster - episode 006
James Frinton - episode 007
Bruce Fummey - episode 015
Annie Gilfillan - episode 002
Annie Harris - episode 004
Gerard Harris - episodes 005, 007 and 014
Kevin Hudson - episode 001
Charmian Hughes - episode 013
Fedor Ikelaar - episode 013
Radu Isac - episode 014
Paul Kerr - episode 008
Iszi Lawrence - episode 010
Alex Leam - episode 011
Louise Leigh - episode 012
Vladimir McTavish - episodes 002, 003 and 015
Lee Moore - episode 014
Simon Munnery - episode 008
John Rands - episodes 003, 008 and 011
Chris Riley - episode 010
Andy Robertson - episode 006
David Robinson - episode 004
Fiona Spreadborough - episode 009
Sam Stay - episode 009
Sid Sidlo - episode 006
Tommy Tomski - episodes 011 and 016
Jack Topher - episode 001
Lisa Vernon - episodes 005, 011 and 016
Andrew White - episode 013
Sha Wylie - episode 003

HISTORICAL PEOPLE COVERED IN THE SHOWS - Date/person/episode

1274 Jul 22nd - Henry I (The Fat) (died) - Ep008
1320 Jul 21st - Louis I, Count of Flanders (married) - Ep007
1456 Jun 23rd - Margaret, Queen of Scotland (born) - Ep005
1483 Nov 10th - Martin Luther (born) - Ep016
1540 Jul 28th - Thomas Cromwell executed - Ep011
1554 Jul 24th - Mary I (married) - Ep010
1571 Sep 4th - 4th Earl of Lennox (died) - Ep015
1637 Aug 6th - Ben Jonson (died) - Ep012
1655 May 4th - B di Francesco, piano inventor (born) - Ep003
1655 Jul 28th - Cyrano de Bergerac (died) - Ep011
1676 Sep 4th - John Ogilby (died) - Ep015
1750 Jul 28th - J S Bach (died) - Ep011
1797 Mar 26th - James Hutton (died) - Ep002
1809 Aug 6th - Alfred Lord Tennyson (born) - Ep012
1814 Jun 23rd - Matthew Flinders (died) - Ep006
1818 May 5th - Karl Marx (born) - Ep004
1821 May 5th - Emporer Napoleon (died) - Ep004
1840 Feb 10th - Queen Victoria (married) - Ep001
1844 Jul 22nd - William Spooner (born) - Ep008
1864 Aug 16th - Dr Elsie Inglis (born) - Ep013
1865 Mar 26th - Thomas Hancock (died) - Ep002
1865 Jul 25th - Dr James Barry (died) - Ep 010
1867 Aug 13th - William Craigie (born) - Ep013
1888 Aug 13th - John Logie Baird (born) - Ep013
1894 Jun 23rd - Alfred Kinsey (born) - Ep005
1894 Jul 25th - Gavrilo Princip (born) - Ep010
1907 Aug 13th - Sir Basil Spence (born) - Ep013
1912 Jun 23rd - Alan Turing (born) - Ep005
1919 Nov 10th - Mikhail Kalashnikov (born) - Ep016
1923 Feb 10th - William Roentgen (died) - Ep001
1929 Jul 28th - Jackie Onassis Kennedy (born) - Ep011
1931 Aug 20th - Don King (born) - Ep014
1947 Jul 19th - Brian May (born) - Ep006
1980 Jul 24th - Peter Sellers (died) - Ep009
2003 Nov 10th - Canaan Banana (died) - Ep016
2011 Jun 23rd - Peter Falk, actor (died) - Ep005

Also:
Sir Sean Connery, actor - Ep014
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author - Ep014
The Sheriff of Nottingham - Ep016
William Smellie, encyclopedist - Ep014
John Struthers, anatomist - Ep015

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOWS

356BC Jul 21st - Temple of Artemis destroyed - Ep007
1099 Jul 22nd - Kingdom of Jerusalem founded - Ep008
1355 Feb 10th - St Scholastica Day riots - Ep001
1403 Jul 21st - Battle of Shrewsbury - Ep007
1484 Mar 26th - William Caxton prints Aesop's Fables - Ep002
1494 Nov 10th - Double entry bookkeeping - Ep016
1545 Jun 23rd - Mary Rose sinks - Ep006
1545 Jul 21st - French invasion of Isle of Wight - Ep007
1567 Jul 24th - Mary Queen of Scots abdicates - Ep009
1587 Jul 22nd - 1st landing on Roanoke - Ep008
1598 Jul 22nd - Merchant of Venice 'published' - Ep008
1626 May 4th - Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland - Ep003
1645 Jul 21st - Qing dynasty queue edict - Ep007
1674 Nov 10th - New Netherland ceded to England - Ep016
1774 Sep 4th - Europeans sighted New Caledonia - Ep015
1791 Aug 13th - Queen Marie Antoinette imprisoned - Ep013
1806 Aug 6th - Holy Roman Empire dissolved - Ep012
1807 Mar 25th - Abolition of Slave Trade Act - Ep002
1814 May 4th - Napoleon exiled to Elba - Ep003
1814 Jul 25th - George Stephenson locomotive - Ep 010
1830 Mar 26th - The Book of Mormon published - Ep002
1836 Jul 19th - HMS Beagle arrives in Ascension - Ep006
1843 Jul 19th - SS Great Britain launched - Ep006
1848 Jul 19th - Women's suffrage movement begins - Ep006
1858 Aug 20th - Darwin and Wallace publication - Ep014
1862 May 5th - Cinco de Mayo - Ep004
1865 Jul 21st - Wild Bill Hickok shootout - Ep007
1868 Jun 23rd - Patent for the typewriter - Ep005
1871 Nov 10th - Stanley finds Livingstone - Ep016
1885 Mar 26th - 1st cremation in England - Ep002
1897 Aug 20th - R.Ross identifies malaria transmission- Ep014
1904 May 4th - Charles Rolls and Henry Royce meet - Ep003
1905 May 5th - Conviction using fingerprint evidence - Ep004
1909 Jul 25th - Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - Ep010
1911 Aug 20th - 1st round world commercial telegram - Ep014
1912 Jul 21st - Titanic captain sighted in New York - Ep007
1912 Aug 6th - Bull Moose party meets - Ep012
1914 Jul 28th - Austria-Hungary war declaration - Ep011
1918 Jul 22nd - 504 sheep killed by lightning - Ep008
1926 Aug 6th - Gertrude Ederle swims The Channel - Ep012
1934 May 4th - UK driving test introduced - Ep003
1935 Aug 6th - 1st cryogenics experiment - Ep012
1939 Jul 28th - Sutton Hoo helmet discovered - Ep011
1940 Feb 10th - Tom and Jerry debuted - Ep001
1940 Jun 23rd - Hitler's tour of Paris - Ep005
1945 Aug 6th - Atomic bomb destroys Hiroshima - Ep012
1960 Nov 10th - Lady Chatterley's Lover on sale - Ep016
1961 May 5th - Alan Shepard is 1st American in space - Ep004
1961 Aug 13th - Berlin Wall construction began - Ep013
1964 Sep 4th - Forth Road Bridge opened - Ep015
1965 Jul 25th - Bob Dylan 'goes electric' - Ep010
1966 Jul 24th - 1st Base jump - Ep009
1966 Jul 25th - Mao swim in the Yangtze - Ep010
1967 Feb 10th - 25th US Amendment ratified - Ep001
1969 Jul 21st - Apollo 11 lands on the Moon - Ep007
1969 Jul 24th - Apollo 11 splashdown - Ep009
1969 Aug 6th - Apollo 11 ticker tape parade - Ep013
1977 Aug 20th - launch of Voyager 2 space probe - Ep014
1979 May 4th - Margaret Thatcher becomes UK PM - Ep003
1987 Jul 24th - Hulda Crooks climbs Mt Fuji, aged 91 - Ep009
1994 Jun 23rd - Britannia scrapping announcement - Ep005
1994 Jul 22nd - OJ Simpson pleads not guilty - Ep008
1996 Feb 10th - Computer defeats Garry Kasparov - Ep001
1998 Sep 4th - Google founded - Ep015
1999 May 4th - The Mummy premieres in the US - Ep003
1999 Jul 28th - US regulators and the Millennium bug - Ep011
2007 May 4th - Alex Salmond 1st minister of Scotland - Ep003
2016 Jun 23rd - Brexit referendum - Ep005

Also:
The Goose Fair - Ep016