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Night Waves Episode guide

  1. Feminism in 2013

    Anne McElvoy discusses feminism in 2013, from Twitter trolls to identity politics.

    First broadcast: 19 Dec 2013

  2. Landmarks: Tokyo Story

    Rana Mitter presents a Landmark edition celebrating Yasujiro Ozu's film Tokyo Story.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2013

  3. Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant

    Singer Neil Tennant, who grew up in North Shields, talks to Philip Dodd about his career.

    First broadcast: 17 Dec 2013

  4. Peter O'Toole Appreciation, Genetics and Education, Japan at Christmas, Dragons

    Including the life of Peter O'Toole, genes in education, Christmas in Japan and dragons.

    First broadcast: 16 Dec 2013

  5. American Pyscho, Roosevelt, Medieval Christmas, British Architects

    Anne McElvoy presents a first-night review of a new musical adaptation of American Psycho.

    First broadcast: 12 Dec 2013

  6. Mind Maps, Freud, Psychotherapy, Partition

    Philip Dodd with Howard Brenton, Giles Fraser and Lisa Appignanesi, Moniza Alvi.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2013

  7. The Early 1960s

    Matthew Sweet discusses 1963 and Profumo as Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward opens.

    First broadcast: 09 Dec 2013

  8. Nelson Mandela

    Athol Fugard and Dame Janet Suzman talk to Philip Dodd about Nelson Mandela and his legacy

    First broadcast: 05 Dec 2013

  9. Big Business, Art and the Middle East, Nebraska

    Samira Ahmed discusses big business. Plus art and the Middle East and the film Nebraska.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2013

  10. Henry V, The Sea, Black Nativity

    Matthew Sweet presents a review of Henry V in the West End, plus the film Black Nativity.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2013

  11. 2013 Turner Prize Announcement, Candide Review, the Value of Letters, Can

    Including the 2013 Turner Prize winner, Bernstein's Candide and a discussion about letters

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2013

  12. Amy Tan, Strange Blooms, Francois Mitterrand

    Novelist Amy Tan talks to Anne McElvoy about her new book The Valley of Amazement.

    First broadcast: 28 Nov 2013

  13. Happy Cities, Gandhi, Chapman Brothers

    Rana Mitter on how to plan the happy city plus Ramachandra Guha on the making of Gandhi.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2013

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  14. Orwell, Stoicism Week, Sue Webster and Gavin Turk on Glass Art

    Philip Dodd discusses Orwell, artists working in glass, and Stoicism Week.

    First broadcast: 26 Nov 2013

  15. Tony Benn, Political Traditions, PL Travers, Guy Debord

    Including Tony Benn's diaries, political traditions, PL Travers and the work of Guy Debord

    First broadcast: 25 Nov 2013

  16. Britten 100: Britten Libretti, Young Vic Theatre Uncut

    Frances Spalding and Alexandra Harris discuss Myfanwy Piper's libretti for Britten.

    First broadcast: 21 Nov 2013

  17. Artist William Tillyer, Doctor Who, The Gettysburg Address

    Doctor Who with Dominic Sandbrook and Ray Monk. The Gettysburg Address. William Tillyer.

    First broadcast: 19 Nov 2013

  18. Eric Schlosser, Richard II, Basil Bunting, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

    David Tennant in Richard II, Eric Schlosser, Basil Bunting reevaluated. With Anne McElvoy.

    First broadcast: 17 Oct 2013

  19. Landmarks: Oh What a Lovely War

    Samira Ahmed and guests discuss Joan Littlewood's musical Oh What a Lovely War.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2013

  20. Captain Phillips, David Thomson, David Greig's The Events

    Matthew Sweet on the new Paul Greengrass film, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2013

  21. Verdi 200

    Dayanita Singh, Social Media, Verdi and Shakespeare. Cultural debate with Philip Dodd.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2013

  22. Hans Kung, Masters of Sex, Roots, Wendy Lower

    Anne McElvoy discusses the Donmar Warehouse's new production of Roots.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

  23. Ghosts, Slavoj Žižek, Miliband, Melissa Benn

    Richard Eyre and Stephen Unwin discuss Ibsen's Ghosts with Anne McElvoy.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2013

  24. Jung Chang, Sarah Lucas, Allende, Everest Music

    Presented by Rana Mitter. With Jung Chang on her book about Empress Dowager Cixi of China.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2013

  25. Clash of Civilizations, Simon Heffer, George Grosz

    Philip Dodd discusses the Clash of Civilizations, George Grosz and talks to Simon Heffer.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2013

  26. The Ugly Renaissance, Cate Blanchett, Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo

    With Cate Blanchett, the art of Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo and debating the Renaissance.

    First broadcast: 26 Sep 2013

  27. Zaha Hadid, French Cinema Music, Cynicism

    Including architect Zaha Hadid, French cinema music and a debate on cynicism.

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2013

  28. Loyalty, Herodotus, Shunga, Martin Parr

    Philip Dodd discusses loyalty in public life and talks to Tom Holland about Herodotus.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2013

  29. Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo

    Series of programmes broadcast from ZSL London Zoo

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