Philip Dodd is joined by the novelist Zoe Heller, whose second book, Notes on a Scandal, was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Her new book, The Believers, charts a New York family’s struggles with the consolations of faith and the trials of doubt.
The Believers by Zoe Heller is published by Hamish Hamilton.
One hundred years of the car that gave rise to “Any colour so long as it is black.” Affectionately dubbed 'Tin Lizzie' by Americans, production of the Ford Model T was revolutionised by a new, moving assembly line and took motoring to the masses. Jonathan Glancey and Professor Jonathan Zeitlin join the programme to discuss the legacy of Fordism.
Veteran film critic David Thomson takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the viewing challenges in his weighty new book: Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films.
Have You Seen…? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films by David Thomson is published by Random House on October 14th.
Philip visits sculptor Anish Kapoor’s studio to talk about his collaboration with architect Tony Fretton to build a new house within a hidden space in the heart of London. Can the aesthetic desires of the artist meet the functional needs of a family?
Anish Kapoor’s exhibition is on at the RIBA from 14 October.
Gemma Bodinetz’ Free Thought is about how theatre can transform our lives.Gemma Bodinetz's Free Thought
The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth…