'Assume Nothing' BBC Radio 4

Press/Media: Expert Comment


This 5-part radio documentary, to be aired on Radio 4 from Monday 3rd - Friday 7th April, explores the story behind the discovery of the 'Shankill gold rush'. I provide expert comment on the social and political history of early nineteenth-century Belfast and on teh events of the United Irish rebellion. 

Period03 Apr 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleAssume Nothing
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size5 part series
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionBBC4 radio documentary
    Producer/AuthorSarah McGlinchey
    PersonsOlwen Purdue


  • BBC
  • Belfast
  • social history
  • nineteenth century