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Night Waves

Britten 100: Britten Libretti, Young Vic Theatre Uncut

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. For Radio 3's Britten 100 season, Frances Spalding and Alexandra Harris discuss Myfanwy Piper's libretto writing. Plus the Young Vic's Theatre Uncut season. Show more

Night Waves

Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by singer Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys. He discusses the influence of his native North East, his move to London and working with musical partner Chris Lowe. Show more

Night Waves

Nelson Mandela

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Playwright Athol Fugard and actor Dame Janet Suzman join Philip Dodd to reflect on Nelson Mandela's life. David Goodhart and Edward Mortimer discuss immigration in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
David Goodhart
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Mortimer
Interviewed Guest:
Athol Fugard
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman

Night Waves

Mexico Art Revolution, Ben Wheatley, Dystopia

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ben Wheatley talks to Matthew Sweet about his new film A Field in England. Filmed in 12 days and set during the English Civil War, it shows madness afflicting a group of deserters. Show more

Free Thinking

Eleanor Marx, David Henry Hwang

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tony award winning playwright David Henry Hwang talks about the Asian American experience with Philip Dodd, plus Rachel Holmes and Emma Griffin discuss Eleanor Marx's campaigns. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
David Henry Hwang
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Griffin
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Holmes

Free Thinking

Tiananmen Square and Modern China

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter marks the 25th anniversary of the protests in Tiananmen Square with a discussion about their impact in China. Plus Timothy Garton-Ash on the end of Polish communism. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Calhoun
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Lim
Interviewed Guest:
Keyu Jin
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Garton-Ash
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Mirsky

Free Thinking

City of London Festival Debate

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In front of an audience at the Bowler Hat as part of the 2014 City of London Festival, Anne McElvoy asks the question 'does emotion or reason dictate the financial markets?'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Hudson
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Ben-Ami
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Wooldridge

Free Thinking

The Monocled Mutineer; Roman Krznaric's Empathy Revolution

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

As a production of Oh What a Lovely War opens, Matthew Sweet discusses the way World War I was represented in the TV series The Monocled Mutineer and opening up the archives. Show more

Free Thinking

Amy Chua, Versailles by Peter Gill, Spitting Image

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk about the impact of education and religion on success and Anne McElvoy has a first night review of Peter Gill's new play Versailles. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Amy Chua
Interviewed Guest:
Jed Rubenfeld
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Free Thinking

Orhan Pamuk

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Orhan Pamuk talks, in a conversation with Philip Dodd, about his writing career, secularism and religion in modern Turkey and whether the country should join the European Union. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Orhan Pamuk