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