221 Significant Others ep 22013-07-15 11:20:00
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223 Sunday Feature - Stirring Up A Revolution2013-06-09 19:15:00
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224 Sunday Feature - Wagner: Making a National Hero2013-05-19 19:27:00
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225 Jan Morris, Travels Round My House2013-05-13 10:00:00
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226 Sunday Feature - Piano's Music Boxes2013-05-07 15:43:00
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227 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (3 of 3)2013-03-11 13:30:00
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228 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (1 of 3)2013-03-11 11:40:00
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229 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (2 of 3)2013-03-07 18:40:00
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230 Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping2013-02-04 12:42:00
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231 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

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233 Tolstoy and Napoleon. 1 - On Napoleon2012-12-05 17:32:00
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234 The Essay: Anglo-Saxon Portraits 1: Vortigern2012-10-15 22:00:00
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235 Sunday Feature: After the Gold Rush - The Poetry of California2012-10-04 14:13:00
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236 Piano Tales - A Social History of the Piano2012-09-25 17:05:00
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237 Jacquetta Hawkes and The Personal Past2012-09-13 16:13:00
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238 Dr Adam Smith on Britain in the American Civil War2012-07-27 21:46:00
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239 Dr Adam Smith on the dividing lines of the American Civil War2012-07-26 20:46:00
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240 Dr Adam Smith on the War of the North in America2012-07-25 21:00:00
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