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The Life Scientific

Episode 84: Margaret Boden on artificial intelligence

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jim Al-Khalili talks to Maggie Boden, a world authority in the field of AI, who explains why computers can provide answers to the philosophical mysteries of the human mind. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Germany: Memories of a Nation

Dürer: An Artist for All Germans

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Neil MacGregor focuses on the work of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), arguing that he is the defining artist of Germany, his image - and his self-image - known to all Germans. Show more

Woman's Hour

Doreen Lawrence and the Unicef report into child deaths due to violence

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Doreen Lawrence and Anita Tiessen on a new Unicef report into child deaths due to violence, plus Craig Jordan on his pioneering work in breast cancer prevention and treatment. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Doreen Lawrence
Interviewed Guest:
Anita Tiessen
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Light
Interviewed Guest:
Anjum Anand
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Horne

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Harold Fry

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

While Harold Fry walks the length of England, Queenie gets notes typed up and won’t stop until he arrives. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In the 1950s, Paul Robeson was banned from leaving the USA. Aleks Krotoski tells the story of how he used the new transatlantic telephone cable to sing live to British fans. Show more

Tommies

21 October 1914

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Mickey's plan to be a battlefield tourist is undone by an artillery captain on a mission. By Jonathan Ruffle. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Maberly Dunster:
Alex Wyndham
Horace Greenwood:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Jacca Nancarrow:
Joseph Kloska
Captain Paddon:
Damian Lynch
Captain Richardson:
Monty d'Inverno
Colonel Firmin:
Michael Bertenshaw
Pipe Major Maclaurin:
David Cann
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

A Good Read

Adam Hills and Steven Pinker

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Comedian Adam Hills and psychologist Steven Pinker discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Outsider, by Camus, and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Hills
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Pinker
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Front Row

John Kander; Jimmy Page; The Babadook reviewed; René Burri remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Composer John Kander discusses The Scottsboro Boys and a career including Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York; a review of The Babadook; Jimmy Page on remastering Led Zeppelin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
John Kander
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Page
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Rene Burri
Producer:
Ellie Bury

The Life Scientific

Episode 84: Margaret Boden on artificial intelligence

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jim Al-Khalili talks to Maggie Boden, a world authority in the field of AI, who explains why computers can provide answers to the philosophical mysteries of the human mind. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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