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The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform - Episode 2
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Thu 13 Aug 2009 11:30 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 August 2009

Ceramicist Lars Tharp explores our relationship with the funeral urn. He examines both the history and future of the urn with artist Grayson Perry, using readings from Sir Thomas Browne's treatise, Urn Burial. Lars also talks to funeral directors, ceramic experts and visits the British Museum where, he uncovers the urn which inspired Keats to write his poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn.


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