161 Somme2014-01-05 19:30:00
Listen
Listen
162 Anything But Banal - the Fascination of the Villain2014-01-03 17:55:00
Listen
Listen
163 15th December: Ideas of Germany2013-12-15 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
164 The Invisible Theatre2013-12-08 18:15:00
Listen
Listen
165 Sunday Feature: 1 December 2013 - Ken Adam Profile2013-12-03 16:45:00
Listen
Listen
166 Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider2013-11-03 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
167 Sunday Feature - Production Line Living2013-10-27 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
168 Sound of Cinema: Composing for Hollywood2013-09-23 14:08:00
Listen
Listen
169 Significant Others ep 22013-07-15 11:20:00
Listen
Listen
170 Significant Others 12013-07-09 09:30:00
Listen
Listen
171 Sunday Feature - Stirring Up A Revolution2013-06-09 19:15:00
Listen
Listen
172 Sunday Feature - Wagner: Making a National Hero2013-05-19 19:27:00
Listen
Listen
173 Jan Morris, Travels Round My House2013-05-13 10:00:00
Listen
Listen
174 Sunday Feature - Piano's Music Boxes2013-05-07 15:43:00
Listen
Listen
175 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (3 of 3)2013-03-11 13:30:00
Listen
Listen
176 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (1 of 3)2013-03-11 11:40:00
Listen
Listen
177 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (2 of 3)2013-03-07 18:40:00
Listen
Listen
178 Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping2013-02-04 12:42:00
Listen
Listen
179 Modernism Redux2013-02-04 12:07:00
Listen
Listen

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

180 A Brief History of Being Cold2013-01-29 17:48:00
Listen
Listen