Series of arts programmes
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Thu 17 Apr 2014
Madeleine Bunting discusses the decline of faith in the UK and with it a loss of patience.
Wed 16 Apr 2014
Madeleine Bunting on the decline of Christianity and the loss of the notion of salvation.
Tue 15 Apr 2014
Journalist Madeleine Bunting discusses the notion of sin.
Mon 14 Apr 2014
Madeleine Bunting explores the loss of God as a defining feature of Western democracy.
Fri 3 Jul 2015
Exploring why WWI is almost forgotten in Tanzania despite the casualties it suffered.
Thu 2 Jul 2015
Shashi Tharoor explores Indian remembrances of the World War One.
Wed 1 Jul 2015
Lina Attel explores how Jordanian national culture has survived since World War One.
Tue 30 Jun 2015
David Frum explains how World War One still defines American foreign policy.
Mon 29 Jun 2015
Wesley Enoch explores the powerful mythology of the Anzacs in Australia.
Fri 26 Jun 2015
Sasha Dugdale explores the impact of World War I on the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.
Thu 25 Jun 2015
Richard Cork discusses Pablo Picasso's designs for the Ballets Russes production Parade.
Wed 24 Jun 2015
How Virginia Woolf and her great novel Mrs Dalloway were shaped by the 1914-18 conflict.
Tue 23 Jun 2015
Comedian Arthur Smith presents a dadaesque account of Tristan Tzara's Dada Manifesto.
Mon 22 Jun 2015
Santanu Das discusses the Nobel lectures of the great Indian thinker Rabindranath Tagore.
Thu 6 Dec 2012
Kirsteen McCue discusses singing and interpreting James Hogg's Scottish Napoleonic songs.
Wed 5 Dec 2012
Writer Adam Nicolson recalls being a teenager as father wrote about Napoleon and 1812.
Tue 4 Dec 2012
Writer Andrea Stuart celebrates Napoleon's first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.
Mon 3 Dec 2012
Julia Blackburn looks for the ghost of Napoleon on St Helena, where he died in exile.
Fri 12 Jun 2015
Paula Meehan explores the influence of the magical and the mystical in WB Yeats's work.
Thu 11 Jun 2015
John Banville explains his long-held love for Yeats's 1928 collection of poetry The Tower.
Wed 10 Jun 2015
Poet Paul Muldoon discusses WB Yeats's post-First World War poem The Second Coming.
Tue 9 Jun 2015
Writer and commentator Fintan O'Toole on his love-hate relationship with WB Yeats.
Mon 8 Jun 2015
Fiona Shaw explains the impact of her childhood introduction to the work of WB Yeats.
Fri 5 Jun 2015
Stuart Kelly discusses Brigadoon, the village of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Thu 4 Jun 2015
Stuart Kelly explores the fictional city Unthank, from Alasdair Gray's 1981 novel Lanark.
Wed 3 Jun 2015
Stuart Kelly discusses author Lewis Grassic Gibbon's fictional Scottish town Duncairn.
Tue 2 Jun 2015
Literary critic Stuart Kelly discusses JM Barrie's fictional Scottish town called Thrums.
Mon 1 Jun 2015
Literary critic Stuart Kelly explores the fictional locations of novelist John Galt.
Fri 29 May 2015
At the 2015 Hay Festival, Welsh poet laureate Gillian Clarke explains why she writes.
Thu 28 May 2015
At the 2015 Hay Festival, novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce explains why he writes.
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