BBC Proms, 2008 Season, Proms Literary Festival Episode guide

  1. Proms Literary Festival: Astronomical Ideas

    Lavinia Greenlaw and Paul Murdin discuss how writers respond to astronomical ideas.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2008

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  2. Proms Literary Festival: Writing about the Sea

    Poet Jean Sprackland and novelist Julie Myserson discuss writing about the sea.

    First broadcast: 06 Sep 2008

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  3. Proms Literary Festival: Russian Fairytales

    Robert Chandler and Zinovy Zinik discuss the power and myth of Russian fairytales.

    First broadcast: 05 Sep 2008

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  4. Proms Literary Festival: Russian literature and current affairs

    Susan Hitch and Bridget Kendall discuss Russian literature and current affairs.

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2008

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  5. Proms Literary Festival: Literature inspired by birds

    Ian MacMillan and guests discuss literature inspired by birds.

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2008

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  6. Proms Literary Festival: Classical Music in Fiction

    Ian McMillan and his guests explore the way classical music is portrayed in fiction.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2008

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  7. Proms Literary Festival: Michael Morpurgo and Julia Donaldson

    Michael Morpurgo and Julia Donaldson read from their work and discuss storytelling.

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2008

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  8. Proms Literary Festival: Urban Safari

    Matthew Sweet goes on urban safari with travel writers Iain Sinclair and Robert Macfarlane

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2008

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  9. Proms Literary Festival: The Victorians at Play

    Matthew Sweet discusses the portrayal of Victorian entertainment in fiction and on screen.

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2008

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  10. Proms Literary Festival: Nature, Wilderness and Gardens

    Susan Hitch discusses nature, wilderness and gardens in poetry.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2008

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  11. Proms Literary Festival: AE Housman

    Ian McMillan and Christopher Ricks discuss the life and poetry of AE Housman.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2008

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  12. Proms Literary Festival: Cultural Events of 1958

    Matthew Sweet revisists the cultural events of 1958, the year Vaughan Williams died.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2008

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  13. Proms Literary Festival: Ian McMillan

    Ian McMillan and his orchestra explore the connections between folk music and storytelling

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2008

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  14. Proms Literary Festival: English Romantic Poetry

    An illustrated discussion about English Romantic poetry, from Wordsworth to Hardy.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2008

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