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The Great White Silence

Matthew Sweet investigates Britain's first railway murder and why it played into contemporary fears that travelling on the train would turn passengers insane or give them "railway spine".

Plus, Matthew embarks on a guided tour through the work of one of the country's most famous artists, Tracey Emin, and takes a trip to the Antarctic, courtesy of a restored documentary about Scott's ill-fated expedition.

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45 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 May 2011 22:00

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