201 Shanghai World City Redux2014-01-26 18:45:00
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202 Somme2014-01-05 19:30:00
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203 Anything But Banal - the Fascination of the Villain2014-01-03 17:55:00
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204 15th December: Ideas of Germany2013-12-15 18:45:00
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205 The Invisible Theatre2013-12-08 18:15:00
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206 Sunday Feature: 1 December 2013 - Ken Adam Profile2013-12-03 16:45:00
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207 Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider2013-11-03 18:45:00
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208 Sunday Feature - Production Line Living2013-10-27 18:45:00
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209 Sound of Cinema: Composing for Hollywood2013-09-23 14:08:00
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210 Significant Others ep 22013-07-15 11:20:00
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211 Significant Others 12013-07-09 09:30:00
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212 Sunday Feature - Stirring Up A Revolution2013-06-09 19:15:00
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213 Sunday Feature - Wagner: Making a National Hero2013-05-19 19:27:00
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214 Jan Morris, Travels Round My House2013-05-13 10:00:00
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215 Sunday Feature - Piano's Music Boxes2013-05-07 15:43:00
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216 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (3 of 3)2013-03-11 13:30:00
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217 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (1 of 3)2013-03-11 11:40:00
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218 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (2 of 3)2013-03-07 18:40:00
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219 Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping2013-02-04 12:42:00
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220 Modernism Redux2013-02-04 12:07:00
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Modernism Redux

Will Self broadcasts an imaginary archive of modernist radio and discusses the influence of modernism today. In a secret laboratory underneath the BBC archive there is a small room containing a special machine. It's a BBC prototype 'RP-1 Ethermatic remitter'. An experimental machine designed to retrieve ('remit') past radio signals back out of the air. Although partially successful during field trials in 1922 it was never made fully operational...until now. Will Self has been given access to the machine to investigate the relationship between early radio technology and modern culture. Taking his cue from the Wasteland and Ulysses - both published as the RP-1 was developed - he will be drawing from the air an assemblage of modernist art and ideas using the very technologies that enabled them. In doing so he hopes to create something that isn't simply about modernism and its after effects but is itself a modernist work.…read more