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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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Helen Nianias considers the life and work of the greatest labouring-class poet.
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Helen Nianias reflects on the strength and vulnerability of the 16th-century monarch.
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Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
Scientific principles, theory and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
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