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The Essay Episode guide

  1. The Future's Not What it Used to Be

    ...it used to Be. Exploring literary visions of utopia, asking where it all went wrong

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  2. Elgar's 150th Anniversary

    Commentators reflect on Elgar in his time and after, exploring his complex personality

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  3. When Writers Play

    Three writers are invited to describe their alternative talents as musicians

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  4. Greek and Latin Voices (Virgil)

    Series on the enduring influence of the Roman poet Virgil

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  5. Greek and Latin Voices (Plato)

    Chris Pelling introduces the life, work and teaching method of the Greek philosopher Plato

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  6. Doctoring Philosophy

    Jonathan Wolff explores the philosophical beliefs at the heart of the NHS

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  7. Nature in China

    Series in which writer Robert Macfarlane goes in search of what remains of wild China

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  8. English Takeaway

    Series exploring British perspectives of China

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  9. Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Cicero

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  10. Greek and Latin Voices (Sappho)

    An introduction to the ancient Greek lyric Poet Sappho

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  11. New Archaeologies

    Series of personal essays about the archaeology of the recent past

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  12. Robert Graves and the Poetic Myth

    ...Poetic Myth. Graeme Fife on love and the use of myth in the poetry of Robert Graves

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  13. Symmetry and the Monster

    Series exploring the quest to understand one of most famous mathematical problems

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  14. Raising My Voice

    Four artists consider the impact of mental health problems on their creativity

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  15. Greek and Latin Voices (Juvenal)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Juvenal

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  16. Greek and Latin Voices (Herodotus)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Herodotus

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  17. Greek and Latin Voices (Tacitus)

    A series examining the culture that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Tacitus

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  18. Greek and Latin Voices (Euripides)

    A series examining literature that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Euripides

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  19. To Russia with Love

    Writers examine some of the passions that led to a life-long relationship with Russia

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  20. Death and the Philosopher

    Series of essays exploring the relationship between death and the philosopher

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  21. A Sense of Ourselves

    Four writers and immigrants to Britain give an outsider's perspective on Britishness today

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  22. The Great Essayists

    Writer and philosopher AC Grayling explores the rich tradition of English essay writing.

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  23. Conflict and Culture

    Julian Jackson investigates the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, a cultural catalyst

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  24. Greek and Latin Voices (Augustine)

    A series examining literature that underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Augustine

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  25. Greek and Latin Voices (Thucydides)

    Series about the literature which underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Thucydides

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  26. Greek and Latin Voices (Horace)

    Series about the literature which underpins Western civilisation, focusing on Horace

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  27. Greek and Latin Voices

    A series examining the literature that underpins Western civilisation

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  28. No Particular Place to Go

    Four travel writers examine British travel literature that changed our view of the world

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  29. Paulin on Blake

    Tom Paulin explores the life and works of the great English visionary, poet and artist

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  30. Emotional Landscapes

    Four writers give personal insights into different emotional states

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