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Free Thinking

Umberto Eco

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Author Umberto Eco is in conversation with Matthew Sweet, talking about the impact of growing up in wartime, conspiracy theories, the internet and the proper teaching of history. Show more


Interviewed Guest:
Umberto Eco
Matthew Sweet
Robyn Read

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Gripping mystery set in the Middle Ages. In a Benedictine monastery, a murder is committed. The Franciscan William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) turns sleuth to unravel the events. Show more


Wiliam of Baskerville:
Sean Connery
Bernardo Gui:
F Murray Abraham
Adso of Melk:
Christian Slater
Elya Baskin
Ron Perlman
Remigio da Varagine:
Helmut Qualtinger
Jorge de Burgos:
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Ubertino de Casale:
William Hickey

Front Row

Umberto Eco, Roger Waters, Tangerine, Video game strike

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including Umberto Eco on his new novel Numero Zero, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on recording The Wall and Juliet Jacques reviewing Tangerine. Show more


Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Umberto Eco
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Jacques
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith