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Gerrard Winstanley, Diana Athill, A Screaming Man, and Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves

Matthew Sweet talks to publishing legend and novelist Diana Athill about her newly published collection of short stories - written throughout her distinguished literary career, and only now reprinted in book form.

Tony Benn and novelist Marina Lewycka join the programme to discuss the work of the English Protestant reformer and political activist Gerrard Winstanley - and why Winstanley is still relevant today.

Critic Dave Calhoun and the African specialist David Styan join Matthew to review the acclaimed Chadian film, A Screaming Man.

And Jacqueline Yallop explains how the Victorians exploited other peoples' political upheavals to build vast collections of artefacts.

Producer: Lisa Davis.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 11 May 2011 22:00

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