201 Sunday Feature - Stirring Up A Revolution2013-06-09 19:15:00
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202 Sunday Feature - Wagner: Making a National Hero2013-05-19 19:27:00
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203 Jan Morris, Travels Round My House2013-05-13 10:00:00
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204 Sunday Feature - Piano's Music Boxes2013-05-07 15:43:00
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205 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (3 of 3)2013-03-11 13:30:00
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206 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (1 of 3)2013-03-11 11:40:00
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207 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (2 of 3)2013-03-07 18:40:00
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208 Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping2013-02-04 12:42:00
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209 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

210 A Brief History of Being Cold2013-01-29 17:48:00
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211 Tolstoy and Napoleon. 1 - On Napoleon2012-12-05 17:32:00
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212 The Essay: Anglo-Saxon Portraits 1: Vortigern2012-10-15 22:00:00
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213 Sunday Feature: After the Gold Rush - The Poetry of California2012-10-04 14:13:00
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214 Piano Tales - A Social History of the Piano2012-09-25 17:05:00
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215 Jacquetta Hawkes and The Personal Past2012-09-13 16:13:00
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216 Dr Adam Smith on Britain in the American Civil War2012-07-27 21:46:00
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217 Dr Adam Smith on the dividing lines of the American Civil War2012-07-26 20:46:00
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218 Dr Adam Smith on the War of the North in America2012-07-25 21:00:00
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219 Dr Adam Smith on the War of the South in America2012-07-25 16:21:00
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220 Historian Tristram Hunt on anti-imperialism.2012-07-20 21:50:00
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