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Night Waves

The Singing Detective

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and guests discuss Dennis Potter's television series The Singing Detective. With Kenith Trodd, actor Bill Paterson, critic Anne Karpf and writer Mark Gatiss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Kenith Trodd
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Paterson
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Karpf
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Charting the enduring appeal of dinosaur and monster films, from their early beginnings in a fledgling industry, to the spectacular computer wizardry of Jurassic Park and beyond. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Susan Calman
Participant:
Susan Calman
Participant:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Matthew Sweet

The Review Show

30/03/2012

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Kirsty Wark is joined by Mark Ravenhill, Hannah McGill and Matthew Sweet to discuss a new exhibition about brains at the Wellcome Collection in London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Participant:
Hannah McGill
Participant:
Matthew Sweet

Night Waves

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, women on stage, Wilkie Collins, Artificial Intelligence

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, how theatre has reflected the changing role of women, Andrew Lycett on the life of Wilkie Collins, changes in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Show more

Night Waves

Sound of Cinema: Landmarks - The Innocents

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

A Landmark edition recorded at the British Film Institute as part of the Sound of Cinema season: Matthew Sweet and guests examine the British gothic horror classic The Innocents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Orbach
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Dyson
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Wyngarde
Interviewed Guest:
Clytie Jessop

Night Waves

Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo

Episode 1: Matthew Sweet examines the zoo as a cultural institution

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a programme broadcast from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet examines the zoo as a cultural institution. He discusses the zoo's current incarnation as conservation centre. Show more

Night Waves

Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo

Episode 3: Matthew Sweet discusses the ways we can think about our close association with primates

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a series broadcast from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet discusses the ways we can think about our close association with primates: biologically, conceptually and culturally. Show more

Free Thinking

2013 Festival

Michael Marmot on Self-Control

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

From Sage Gateshead, the opening lecture from Free Thinking 2013: renowned medical researcher Professor Michael Marmot asks 'is self-control the key to a long life?'. Show more

Night Waves

The New Common Reader

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet examines the place of reading in a digital age. Do we still believe that there is such a thing as a common reader? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanley
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

The Radiophonic Workshop

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet meets members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and hears about their pioneering work with electronic music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Dick Mills
Interviewed Guest:
Paddy Kingsland
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Limb
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Howell
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ayres
Interviewed Guest:
Kieron Pepper
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Price
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Hodson
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Godzilla and Hayao Miyazaki, Simon Armitage's version of The Iliad

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

MJ Hyland reviews Simon Armitage's The Last Days of Troy at the Royal Exchange Manchester starring Lily Cole, plus Chris Harding on Japanese fears in Godzilla and The Wind Rises. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
MJ Hyland
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Harding
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Roscoe
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Norridge
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

John Clare, Jimmy Wales and the Right to be Forgotten, Borowczyk Retrospective

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Iain Sinclair about poet John Clare, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales discusses the implications of the 'right to be forgotten' legislation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Sinclair
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Tate
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Wales
Interviewed Guest:
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
Interviewed Guest:
Cherry Potter
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Bird
Producer:
Georgia Catt

Free Thinking

Sir Terry Farrell, London's Skyline, Joshua Ferris

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses online identity theft and religious belief with novelist Joshua Ferris, and Sir Terry Farrell talks about the future of London's skyline. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Joshua Ferris
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Farrell
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Hatherley
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Boys Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Brady
Producer:
Georgia Catt

Free Thinking

Belle, Fathers and Sons, Globalisation and the Environment, 'Proper' Libraries

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a discussion about the film Belle, a review of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, globalisation and the environement, and what is a 'proper' library? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Amma Asante
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Pendleton
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Bourne
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Charlton
Producer:
Harry Parker

Free Thinking

Radical Bookshops, Philip Hensher

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Matthew Sweet: Radical black publishing then and now, with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Anthony Joseph and Sarah White plus Philip Hensher on his novel The Emperor Waltz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hensher
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Hay
Interviewed Guest:
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Joseph
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah White
Interviewed Guest:
Peter de Rome

Free Thinking

Landmark: The Thirty-Nine Steps and World War I

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet explores representations of World War I, empire and adventure in John Buchan's novel The Thirty-Nine Steps. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lownie
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Redley
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Macdonald
Interviewed Guest:
Elleke Boehmer
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Ranger
Producer:
Laura Thomas

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss, Peter Fonda, World Cup v Cinema

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Gatiss on his favourite movie detectives, Peter Fonda remembers Dennis Hopper, how the World Cup is affecting cinema attendances and why social media killed the movie star. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fonda
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke