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Night Waves

Feminism in 2013

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy discusses feminism in 2013 with Julie Bindel, Caroline Criado-Perez, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Sibylle Rupprecht and Zoe Stavri. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Bindel
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Criado-Perez
Interviewed Guest:
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Interviewed Guest:
Sibylle Rupprecht
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Stavri
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Night Waves

2013 Turner Prize Announcement, Candide Review, the Value of Letters, Can

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With the 2013 Turner Prize winner, a review of Bernstein's Candide, asking how letters give an insight into the creative mind, and experimental band Can. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Shenton
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Warman
Interviewed Guest:
Hermione Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Garfield
Interviewed Guest:
Irmin Schmidt
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Norfolk
Interviewed Guest:
Alexis Petridis
Interviewed Guest:
John Jungclaussen

Night Waves

Tony Benn, Political Traditions, PL Travers, Guy Debord

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With politician Tony Benn on his final diaries, a debate on political traditions, discussing Mary Poppins author PL Travers and the work of Guy Debord. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Benn
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Filby
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sibley
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self

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

Free Thinking

Mandeville's View of 18th-Century Economics

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and a panel of guests reflect on the moral and economic ideas outlined in Bernard Mandeville's book Fable of the Bees, first published in 1714. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Erica McAlister
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Paul
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Davies
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Writers and their notebooks

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Lawrence Norfolk talks to AS Byatt and David Mitchell about their notebooks, and Samira Ahmed chairs a discussion with Wendy Cope, Bidisha and the British Library's Rachel Foss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
A.S. Byatt
Interviewed Guest:
John Cooper Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
David Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Cope
Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Foss
Producer:
Laura Thomas

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

Home: Marilynne Robinson, Thomas Harding, Imtiaz Dharker

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

What does belonging mean in our globalised world? Philip Dodd talks to Marilynne Robinson, Edwin Heathcote, Thomas Harding and Imtiaz Dharker about ideas of home and belonging. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Marilynne Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Harding
Interviewed Guest:
Imtiaz Dharker
Interviewed Guest:
Edwin Heathcote
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Wim Wenders on Peace, Richard King on Taking Offence

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Film director Wim Wenders and philosopher Mary Zournazi discuss the need for a new language of peace. Richard King debates the politics of taking offence. Presented by Philip Dodd. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Wim Wenders
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Zournazi
Interviewed Guest:
Richard King
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Rule Breakers or Rule Makers?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd hosts a debate about our relationship with rule-breaking in the company of writer Simon Heffer, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and former MP Joyce Quin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Heffer
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Tatchell
Interviewed Guest:
Joyce Quin
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

British Conceptual Art, Smart Thinking

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by artist Bruce McLean to consider the history and politics of British conceptual art, featured in an exhibition at Tate Britain. Plus 'smart thinking'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce McLean
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Nisbett
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Landmark: Tarkovsky's Stalker

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film Stalker and its resonances with the accident that struck the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in 1986. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Fiennes
Interviewed Guest:
Konstantin von Eggert
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Dyer
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Rush-Cooper
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Landmark: Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Colm Toibin, Swedish Cultural Attache Ellen Wettmark and film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh join Matthew Sweet to explore Ingmar Berman's 1957 film Wild Strawberries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen Wettmark
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Brownlow
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Holmberg

Free Thinking

Hieronymus Bosch Anniversary

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Sociologist Tom Shakespeare and film-maker Peter Greenaway join Matthew Sweet to discuss an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of artist Hieronymus Bosch. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tom Shakespeare
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Greenaway
Interviewed Guest:
Matthijs Ilsink
Interviewed Guest:
Plebaan Geertjan van Rossem
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Con Men, John Dee, F for Fake

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Maria Konnikova joins Matthew Sweet to explore the art of the con. Plus a review of a new exhibition celebrating Elizabethan alchemist and scholar John Dee. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Konnikova
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Lachman
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Teenage Life: David and Ben Aaronovitch, Viv Albertine, Simon Stephens

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses teenage years with writers David and Ben Aaronovitch, neuroscientist Iroise Dumontheil, musician Viv Albertine and playwright Simon Stephens. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Iroise Dumontheil
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Albertine
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Christine Lagarde

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Christine Lagarde, the first female to head the IMF, delivers this year's Richard Dimbleby TV Lecture. Anne McElvoy assesses her arguments with Ngaire Woods and Gillian Tett. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Christine Lagarde
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Norman
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Wim Wenders on Peace, Richard King on Taking Offence

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. Film director Wim Wenders and philosopher Mary Zournazi discuss the need for a new language of peace. Richard King debates the politics of taking offence. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Wim Wenders
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Zournazi
Interviewed Guest:
Richard King
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Free Thinking

Betty Balfour Profile, James Lovelock, Peter Buwalda

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses silent film star Betty Balfour with BFI curator Byony Dixon and comedian Lucy Porter. Plus Dutch novelist Peter Buwalda and author James Lovelock. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Dixon
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Porter
Musician:
Stephen Horne
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Buwalda
Interviewed Guest:
James Lovelock
Producer:
Laura Thomas