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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

Dame Janet Suzman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Actress and director Dame Janet Suzman is in extended conversation with Philip Dodd. She talks about acting and directing and politics in her native South Africa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Thom Gunn's Poetry, Michael Cunningham

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed is joined by poets Paul Farley, Fiona Sampson and Clive Wilmer to discuss the writing of Thom Gunn. Plus novelist Michael Cunningham and Turkish-Armenian relations. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Sampson
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Wilmer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Cunningham
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Laderman
Interviewed Guest:
Umit Ungor
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Colour: Sean Scully, Jamie Ward, Caroline Cox

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd hears from artist Sean Scully about his latest show and explores our perception of colour with neuroscientist Jamie Ward and fashion expert Caroline Cox. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Scully
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Cox
Producer:
Zahid Warley

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

Night Waves

Big Business, Art and the Middle East, Nebraska

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Samira Ahmed. With a debate asking 'has big business become a dirty word?', discussing art and the Middle East and a review of Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest:
Venetia Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Godfrey Barker
Interviewed Guest:
Abdulnasser Gharem
Interviewed Guest:
Stefan Stern
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Yueh

Night Waves

Landmarks: Oh What a Lovely War

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed and guests examine how Joan Littlewood's production of Oh What a Lovely War changed theatre and redefined the way we view the First World War. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Murray Melvin
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Whyman
Producer:
Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest:
David Kynaston

Free Thinking

Mein Kampf, Larissa MacFarquhar, Julia Margaret Cameron

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Photographer Anna Fox and painter Chantal Joffe review Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A, and journalist Larissa MacFarquhar talks to Anne McElvoy about altruism. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Barkow
Interviewed Guest:
Heinrich von Berenberg
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Stargardt
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Fox
Interviewed Guest:
Larissa MacFarquhar
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

William Morris, Our Town, The Roosevelts

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With Jeremy Deller and Fiona MacCarthy's William Morris exhibitions, David Cromer discussing the play Our Town and a documentary about the Roosevelts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Deller
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona MacCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
David Cromer
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Laderman
Interviewed Guest:
DD Gutenplan
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a special Landmark edition, Matthew Sweet and guests Jane Smiley, Jane Haynes and Christopher Prendergast explore Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Smiley
Interviewed Guest:
Marie Darrieussecq
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Prendergast
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Looking at Art: Fred Wiseman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the way we look at art with documentary maker Fred Wiseman, curator Iwona Blazwick, artist John Keane, poet Kelly Grovier and neuroscientist Beau Lotto. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Frederick Wiseman
Interviewed Guest:
Iwona Blazwick
Interviewed Guest:
John Keane
Interviewed Guest:
Kelly Grovier
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Smith
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Learning from Sweden

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

From Bergman to ABBA - Matthew Sweet looks at Sweden's impact on Britain and Britain's influence on Sweden with Anders Sandberg, Pia Lundgren, Kieran Long & Lars Blomgren. Show more

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Landmark: Angela Carter

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the writing of Angela Carter with critic Christopher Frayling, novelists Joanna Kavenna and Natasha Pulley and writer Susannah Clapp. The Reader is Emily Woof. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Kavenna
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Pulley
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Reader:
Emily Woof
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Rule-Making and Rule-Breaking for Women and Men

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter chairs a discussion about attitues to rules. With actress and author Sheila Hancock, journalist Bim Adewunmi, director Neil Bartlett and headteacher Jonny Mitchell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewunmi
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Jonny Mitchell
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Claudia Rankine

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

From Sage Gateshead, American poet Claudia Rankine gives the opening lecture of Radio 3's 2015 Free Thinking Festival, focusing on race, politics and the power of language. Show more

Free Thinking

Patriotism: Alain Finkielkraut, Karim Miske

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

A week-long focus on patriotism begins in France where Philip Dodd meets philosopher Alain Finkielkraut and novelist and film-maker Karim Miske to discuss French identity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Alain Finkielkraut
Interviewed Guest:
Karim Miske
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Art Spiegelman, Marina Abramovic, American Pastoral

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and jazz composer Phillip Johnston talk to Naomi Alderman about the show Wordless!. Plus artist Marina Abramovic and a review of American Pastoral. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Art Spiegelman
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Johnston
Presenter:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

South African Art: William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland, Gavin Jantjes.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by artists William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland and Gavin Jantjes and Prof Stephen Chan to discuss South Africa's art, from prehistory to the present. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
William Kentridge
Interviewed Guest:
Vivienne Koorland
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Jantjes
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Chan
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Rauschenberg - Performance, Identity and the Writings of Erving Goffman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by Tom McCarthy, Susie Scott, Daniel Glaser and Dexter Dalwood to discuss identity today through the lens of literature, art and everyday 21st-century life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Tom McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Glaser
Interviewed Guest:
Dexter Dalwood
Producer:
Zahid Warley