Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

The Fallible Mind

The Essay, Rewiring the Mind Episode 4 of 5

The historian of broadcasting, David Hendy, explores the ways in which the electronic media have shaped the modern mind.
Two seminal TV programmes: the American drama Marty, broadcast in 1953, and the BBC's Face-to-Face, from 1960, used unflinching close-ups to reveal human beings as flawed individuals. Did they make us more compassionate - or just more obsessed with the private lives of others?

Producer Matt Thompson.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Apr 2011 23:00

Download The Essay

The Essay podcast

Download all the episodes from the series and listen at your leisure.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss