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Adam Hochschild, Immersive Theatre, the Open Secret, Pam Gems Tribute

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 May 2011

Anne McElvoy talks to the historian Adam Hochschild about the impact, at home, of the First World War and the fissures it caused in families like the Pankhursts.

She falls, with Susannah Clapp, down the rabbit hole to the curious world of Alice in Wonderland and immersive theatre.

Angie Hobbs, Bronwen Maddox and Andy Martin discuss the idea of the "Open Secret". How do we map the edges of the public sphere?

And we celebrate the life and work of the prolific and pioneering playwright Pam Gems who died last week.

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