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The Essay, The Utopian Dream - and its Disappointments Episode guide

  1. Realistic Utopias

    5/5 The Rev Canon Dr Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores utopias that work.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2009

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  2. Art as the Site of Hope

    4/5 Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores artists' attempts to create utopian communities.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2009

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  3. Making Perfect Humans

    3/5 Jane Shaw explores the uses of eugenics and genetics in the quest for perfection.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2009

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  4. The Dream of Harmony

    2/5 Jane Shaw explores the pursuit of harmony by political regimes and religious communities.

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2009

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  5. The Moment of Hope

    1/5 Jane Shaw explores the viability of utopian communities.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2009

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