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Sunday Feature Episode guide

  1. Shakespeare: For and Against

    Playwright Mark Ravenhill asks if Shakespeare's genius is beyond question.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  2. Merchant Ivory - Classics, Celluloid and Class

    Laurence Scott re-assesses the work of the film-making team known as Merchant Ivory.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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  3. Billy - The Other Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Green explores the life and little-heard romantic music of William Lloyd Webber.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  4. Music and the Jews

    Norman Lebrecht examines the complex relationship between music and Jewish identity

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  5. Living with Memory in Rwanda

    Zoe Norridge reports from Rwanda on how the country's devastating genocide is remembered.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  6. Eileen Gray: The Missing Heart of Design

    Fiona Shaw explores the life and work of Irish-born designer and architect Eileen Gray.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  7. Faith Without God

    Michael Goldfarb on the first thought systems in which Man was the measure of all things

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  8. Shanghai - World City Redux

    Rana Mitter on how today's ulstra-modern Shanghai is rediscovering its glamorous past.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

  9. Albrecht Durer: Printing Press Native

    Charlotte Higgins charts the printing prowess of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  10. Somme

    Paul Farley visits the Somme, a river whose sleepy character belies its violent history.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

  11. Anything But Banal - the Fascination of the Villain

    Paul Allen explores, with Britain's leading actors, the allure of the villain in drama.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

  12. Ideas of Germany

    Anne McElvoy considers how Germans see their country's cultural role.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

  13. Wagner 200: The Invisible Theatre

    Tom Service and others explore the ideas behind Wagner's own opera house in Bayreuth.

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

  14. A Profile of Ken Adam: The Spectre of Modernism

    Matthew Sweet meets film production designer Ken Adam, famous for Bond and Dr Strangelove.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

  15. Britten 100: Cultural Conchies

    Exploring the background to the pacifism which was central to Britten's creative vision.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2013

  16. Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

    Andrew Hussey celebrates the life and work of French writer and philosopher Albert Camus.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2013

  17. Free Thinking: Production Line Living

    AL Kennedy explores the impact and idea of Henry Ford's introduction of the assembly line.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2013

  18. The Devastation of British Art

    Diarmaid MacCulloch tells the story of iconoclasm during the English Reformation.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2013

  19. Fear and Trembling in Copenhagen - In Search of Soren Kierkegaard

    Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2013

  20. Sound of Cinema: Composing for Hollywood

    Journalist Jonathan Coffey explores the business of writing music for the movies.

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2013

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  21. Living and Present: Laurie Anderson on Performance Art

    Pionering artist Laurie Anderson traces the roots of contemporary performance art.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2013

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  22. Significant Others - Jewish Life in Poland

    Writer Eva Hoffman explores 1,000 years of Jewish presence in Poland

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  23. The Gospels Come Home

    Author David Almond explores what the Lindisfarne Gospels mean to people in the North East

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2013

  24. Stirring Up a Revolution

    Tarek Osman explores the significance of the café and how it has shaped the Middle East.

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2013

  25. Burma: Art under Dictatorship

    Rex Bloomstein investigates Burma's cultural life at a time of extraordinary transition.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2013

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  26. A Cultural History of Syphilis

    Writer Sarah Dunant explores the social, cultural and human histories of syphilis.

    First broadcast: 26 May 2013

  27. Wagner: Making a National Hero

    Stephen Johnson explores Wagner's heroes and how the composer became a national hero.

    First broadcast: 19 May 2013

  28. Jan Morris - Travels Round My House

    Jan Morris, who first reported the conquest of Everest, looks back on her adventures.

    First broadcast: 12 May 2013

  29. Piano's Music Boxes

    Tom Service investigates how architect Renzo Piano uses music to inspire his buildings.

    First broadcast: 05 May 2013

  30. Along the Highland River

    Poet Kenneth Steven goes to the source of Neil Gunn's novel Highland River.

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2013

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