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24/03/2008

Guests include Andrew Graham-Dixon on Michelangelo and John Barrow on cosmic imagery.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. Guests include Andrew Graham-Dixon discussing Michelangelo and John Barrow on cosmic imagery.

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14/07/2008

Andrew Marr's guests include Katie Mitchell, Robert Baer and Ophelia Field.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. Guests include theatre director Katie Mitchell, former CIA officer Robert Baer and author Ophelia Field.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week.

Guests include theatre director Katie Mitchell discussing her new production called ...some trace of her, former CIA officer Robert Baer on car bombs and Ophelia Field on her new book The Kit-Cat Club.

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02/02/2009

Andrew Marr's guests include Jonathan Miller, Howard Jacobson and economist Dambisa Moyo.

Andrew Marr's guests include Jonathan Miller on a new production of La boheme, Howard Jacobson on Britishness in literature and economist Dambisa Moyo on why aid is not working.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Jonathan Miller, who discusses a new production of La boheme for English National Opera, Howard Jacobson on Britishness in literature and the economist Dambisa Moyo on why aid is not working.

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23/06/2008

Guests include Will Alsop, Kenan Malik, Ian Kershaw and Eva Figes.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. Guests include Will Alsop, Kenan Malik, Ian Kershaw and Eva Figes.

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19/01/2009

Andrew Marr's guests include writer Daniel Tammet and scientist Graham Farmelo.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include writer Daniel Tammet and scientist Graham Farmelo on a new biography of physicist Paul Dirac.

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12/01/2009

Andrew Marr's guests include Adam Phillips, author Vikas Swarup and Tom Stoppard.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Adam Phillips, author Vikas Swarup and Tom Stoppard.

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08/03/2010

Andrew Marr with John Adams, Philip Ball, Julien Temple and Sangeeta Datta.

Andrew Marr explores the mystery of music with John Adams and Philip Ball, the ruin of Detroit with Julien Temple and the long history of British-Asian cinema with Sangeeta Datta.

Andrew Marr discusses films, soundtracks and the idea of LA with composer John Adams, as he prepares for the UK premiere of City Noir, which brings the grime and glamour of 1940s films to orchestral life. Science writer Philip Ball talks about how our relationship with music proves that we're human and why and how music affects us. The filmmaker Julien Temple talks about his latest documentary, Requiem for Detroit, a moving elegy for the death of a city. And filmmaker Sangeeta Datta talks about the long history and exciting present of British-Asian cinema.

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16/03/2009

Andrew Marr's guests include Marcel Theroux, who discusses his travels in Japan.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Marcel Theroux, who discusses his travels in Japan in a quest to understand the philosophy of wabi sabi.

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23/03/2009

Andrew Marr talks to American economist Richard Thaler about his book, Nudge.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include American economist Richard Thaler, who discusses his book Nudge.

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29/06/2009

Andrew Marr talks to Stephen Green, Susan Neiman, Edward Gardner and Justin Cartwright.

Andrew Marr's guests include Edward Gardner, English National Opera's musical director, philosopher Susan Neiman, Stephen Green of HSBC and novelist Justin Cartwright.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Edward Gardner, English National Opera's musical director, who discusses the UK premiere of Finnish conductor Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin.

Plus philosopher Susan Neiman on her book Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists, and Stephen Green, of HSBC, on his book Good Value. Justin Cartwright discusses friendship, loss and renewal in his novel To Heaven by Water.

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23/11/2009

Andrew Marr with Tariq Ramadan, Sir Mark Walport, Kate Bush and Jonathan Phillips.

Andrew Marr talks about identity with Tariq Ramadan and Sir Mark Walport, the history of the Crusades with Jonathan Phillips, and finding the next Damien Hirst with Kate Bush.

Andrew Marr finds out how much faith and science can tell us about identity with Tariq Ramadan and Sir Mark Walport; historian Jonathan Phillips explores the relevance of the Crusades, and curator Kate Bush on finding the next Young British Artist.

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18/05/2009

Andrew Marr & guests discuss the return of God, cruelty, plus animal spirits & finance.

Andrew Marr talks to John Micklethwait on the return of God, Maggie Gee on cruelty, Richard Eyre on his new play, Robert Shiller on the animal spirits driving our financial system.

God is back, according to John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist. He argues that religion is resurgent around the world, driven by consumerism, globalisation and the failure of secular politics such as communism. God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World, co-written with Adrian Wooldridge, is published by Allen Lane.

The novelist Maggie Gee questions whether, despite anti-discrimination laws, we are crueller today in the era of reality TV and celebrity-bashing than we have been in the past. Maggie's article, The Cruelty of Strangers, is in the June edition of Prospect magazine.

Richard Eyre directs a new play set in West Africa that looks at the consequences when one country imposes its ideals on another. The Observer is at the National Theatre.

Economist Robert J Shiller argues that finances are not led by mathematical formulae but by our 'animal spirits'. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, co-written with George A Akerlof, is published by Princeton University Press.

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16/11/2009

Tom Sutcliffe talks to Nitin Sawhney, Stephen Poliakoff, Dennis Sewell and Harriet Ritvo.

Tom Sutcliffe in discussion with musician Nitin Sawhney, director Stephen Poliakoff, historian Harriet Ritvo and writer Dennis Sewell.

Tom Sutcliffe discusses tradition and modernity with musician Nitin Sawhney, drama and wartime plots with writer and director Stephen Poliakoff, progress and conservation with the science historian Harriet Ritvo, and the uses and abuses of scientific ideas with Dennis Sewell.

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17/11/2008

Andrew Marr's guests include Christopher Bigsby, Adriano Shaplin and Peter Flannery.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Christopher Bigsby, who discusses his new biography of Arthur Miller, Adriano Shaplin talks about his play The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes and Peter Flannery on his civil war television drama The Devil's Whore.

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04/02/2008

Guests include Peter Carey and Tim Harford.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. Guests include Peter Carey, who talks about his new novel His Illegal Self, and Tim Harford on his book The Logic of Life.

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20/07/2009

Andrew Marr is joined by James Purnell, Hanif Kureishi, David Haslam and Tristram Stuart.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. He is joined by James Purnell, Hanif Kureishi, David Haslam and Tristram Stuart.

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week.

He is joined by the former cabinet minister James Purnell on the future of the Left in Britain, the writer Hanif Kureishi on the theatre adaptation of his novel The Black Album, doctor David Haslam on a cultural history of obesity and Tristram Stuart on wastefulness.

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19/10/2009

Andrew Marr with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Jenny Uglow and Orlando Figes.

Andrew Marr discusses game theory with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Charles II with Jenny Uglow, the Russian holocaust with Orlando Figes and Kwame Kwei-Armah's play Seize the Day.

Andrew Marr discusses game theory with CIA advisor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Charles II with Jenny Uglow, the Russian holocaust with historian Orlando Figes and Kwame Kwei-Armah's new play Seize the Day.

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22/02/2010

Andrew Marr with Robert Winston, Raymond Tallis, Andy Beckett and Caroline Alexander.

Andrew Marr talks about war and the Chilcot Inquiry with Caroline Alexander and Andy Beckett, to Robert Winston about the downside of science, and Raymond Tallis about pointing.

Andrew Marr looks at how society is shaped by science and war. Caroline Alexander explores what we can learn about the nature of conflict from reading The Iliad, while the journalist Andy Beckett asks about the role of the Chilcot Inquiry. Professor Robert Winston discovers that not all scientific endeavour is a positive development, and Raymond Tallis explains that it all comes down to the fact that we can point.

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20/06/2011

Andrew Marr and Tim Harford, Andrew Adonis, Eli Pariser and Priyamvada Gopal.

Andrew Marr talks to Tim Harford about success, Andrew Adonis about training Ministers, Priyamvada Gopal on university education and Eli Pariser on internet personalisation.

Andrew Marr talks to Tim Harford about the key to success. The 'undercover economist' argues that the fear of failure paradoxically leads to greater and more dangerous failures - from oil disasters to world conflict. Success in parliament is often mercurial, but the new Director of the Institute for Government and former Labour Minister, Andrew Adonis believes the pool of talent for the top jobs is too small, and that Ministers should be better prepared for their role. Priyamvada Gopal argues that university education is becoming one of the country's biggest failures. She believes the humanities have been denigrated, as consecutive governments have emphasised the value of work, over knowledge. And Eli Pariser explores the world of internet personalisation in which your every move is tracked and individual choices assessed: he warns that it's the end of objective news and the free exchange of ideas.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Vasily Grossman: his life and legacy

Andrew Marr on the legacy of Vasily Grossman with Antony Beevor and Andrey Kurkov.

In a special programme, Andrew Marr discusses the life and legacy of Vasily Grossman with historian Antony Beevor and writers Andrey Kurkov and Linda Grant.

Andrew Marr discusses the life and work of the writer Vasily Grossman in a special programme recorded at an event in Oxford to celebrate his greatest novel, Life and Fate. Grossman was a Ukrainian Jew who spent most of WWII reporting on the front line with a humanity and attention to detail that defied the Soviet censors. His masterpiece, Life and Fate, pitted communism against fascism but came down on the side of human kindness. Start the Week looks at the legacy of a writer who is largely ignored in his own country, and asks how Grossman's depiction of the war compares to the authorised version in Russia today. Andrew talks to the historian Antony Beevor, the writers Andrey Kurkov and Linda Grant.

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