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  1. Oscars 2014, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    With the 2015 Oscar nominations and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown reviewed.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2015

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  2. Looking at Art: Fred Wiseman

    Philip Dodd explores the way we look at art, talking to documentary maker Fred Wiseman.

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2015

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  3. Allan Ropper, Robert Crawford, Lyndall Gordon, TS Eliot Prize Winner

    Anne McElvoy hears from Allan Ropper about the way the human brain works.

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2015

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  4. Mike Bartlett; Hans Fallada

    Mike Bartlett, writer of Charles III, Bull and Love, Love, Love, talks to Anne McElvoy.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2015

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  5. Sleep, Sleeplessness and Creativity

    Rana Mitter discusses sleep, with neuroscientist Russell Foster and comedian Matt Berry.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2015

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  6. 06/01/2015

    Matthew Sweet presents Radio 3's arts and ideas programme.

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2015

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  7. Clive James

    Poet, critic and broadcaster Clive James is in conversation with Philip Dodd.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2014

  8. Pantomime: Professor Jeffrey Richards; Bryony Lavery; EO Wilson

    Matthew Sweet and panto with Jeffrey Richards. Bryony Lavery on stage craft. E O Wilson.

    First broadcast: 17 Dec 2014

  9. Slavoj Zizek, Protest, Anonymous and City of Angels

    Philip Dodd presents. With Slavoj Zizek, City of Angels and debating protest movements.

    First broadcast: 16 Dec 2014

  10. Wim Wenders on Peace, Richard King on Taking Offence

    Film director Wim Wenders and philosopher Mary Zournazi discuss peace with Philip Dodd.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2014

  11. Sarah Waters, TV Drama: Jed Mercurio, Dominic Savage, Caryn Mandabach

    Sarah Waters talks to Anne McElvoy about creating a play. Plus a discussion about TV drama

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2014

  12. Rebecca Solnit, Wonder Woman, Submarine Films

    Matthew Sweet on the powers of Wonder Woman and the claustrophobia of submarine films.

    First broadcast: 10 Dec 2014

  13. Mona Siddiqui, Ziauddin Sardar, Navid Kermani

    Philip Dodd explores Islam, Mecca and the Quran with Mona Siddiqui and Ziauddin Sardar.

    First broadcast: 09 Dec 2014

  14. British Monarchy Past and Present

    Philip Dodd and a panel including Deborah Orr and Philip Ziegler explore British monarchy.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2014

  15. Theatre in South Africa and the Czech Republic: Janet Suzman and Roger Scruton

    Philip Dodd, Roger Scruton and Janet Suzman reflect on Czech and South African theatre.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2014

  16. Landmark - 2001: A Space Odyssey with Brian Cox, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Chris Frayling

    A special discussion recorded at the BFI to mark the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2014

  17. Global Crisis with Geoffrey Parker, Kieslowski's The Decalogue, Conflict Time Photography Exhibition

    Geoffrey Parker talks to Anne McElvoy about the relationship between weather and war.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2014

  18. Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, Richard Ford

    In a special edition, Matthew Sweet explores depictions of American life and history.

    First broadcast: 26 Nov 2014

  19. 2014 Festival

    Events from the 2014 Free Thinking festival. The theme is 'the limits of knowledge'

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  20. Akram Khan, Images of Witchcraft, Eileen Atkins in the Witch of Edmonton

    WIth conversation from choreographer Akram Khan, plus witchcraft on stage and in prints.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2014

  21. Artists' Mannequins, Mike Leigh, Guy Fawkes Traditions

    With Matthew Sweet. Mike Leigh on his new film, plus an exhibition of artists' mannequins.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2014

  22. Margaret Atwood

    Anne McElvoy is joined by celebrated Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2014

  23. Peter Carey, A History Manifesto

    With Peter Carey's novel Amnesia and debating whether history can rescue public policy.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2014

  24. Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu

    A special Landmark edition devoted to Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2014

  25. William Morris, Our Town, The Roosevelts

    With two William Morris exhibitions, the play Our Town and the documentary The Roosevelts.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2014

  26. David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand, Julie Burchill

    Rana Mitter is joined by David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand and Julie Burchill.

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2014

  27. Man Booker Prize, Sherlock Holmes, Plato and Aristotle

    Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet discuss Sherlock Holmes. Plus the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2014

  28. Anselm Kiefer and Sigmar Polke, Henry IV, Patrick Modiano

    Anne McElvoy discusses Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Shakespeare's Henry IV.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2014

  29. Tim Minchin, Shami Chakrabarti, David Cronenberg

    Matthew Sweet is joined by Tim Minchin, Shami Chakrabarti and film-maker David Cronenberg.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2014

  30. Matthew Barzun, Speed-the-Plow Review

    Anne McElvoy is joined by the US ambassador to Britain. Plus a review of Speed-the-Plow.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2014

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