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Saturday Review

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally dubious practices. When readers are immersed in a complete universe of newness, how do they orientate themselves?
Netflix newest production is an epic adventure series (10 x 60 minutes) telling the story of Marco Polo; full of spectacle, does it have substance or is it an Oriental Game of Thrones?
London's Gate Theatre is staging Chimera - a play about DNA, genetic inheritance and kitchens
Tate Modern's exhibition Conflict Time Photography looks at the relationship between photography and sites of conflict over time - eschewing chronological arrangement, it is displayed instead according to how soon after the event the photograph was taken - from moments to a century later.
Concerning Violence is a documentary that deals with the struggle for independence of former colonies - how can they free themselves from the yoke of oppression?
Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Bidisha, Jim White and Alice Jones. The producer is Oliver Jones. Show less


Tom Sutcliffe
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Jim White
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Alice Jones
Oliver Jones

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