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Free Thinking Episode guide

  1. 24/04/2014

    Samira Ahmed discusses intellectual copyright and the ownership of street and digital art.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2014

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  2. Dame Janet Suzman

    Actress and director Dame Janet Suzman is in extended conversation with Philip Dodd.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2014

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  3. 18th-Century Crime and Punishment

    Philip Dodd explores 18th-century attitudes to the law, crime and punishment.

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2014

  4. Mandeville's View of 18th-Century Economics

    Matthew Sweet on the lessons about finance outlined in Mandeville's Fable of the Bees.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2014

  5. 18th-Century Power Politics

    With Anne McElvoy. Historians including Amanda Foreman on 18th-century monarchy and power.

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  6. Are We Living Through a New 18th Century?

    Philip Dodd explores the parallels between the 18th-century London and now.

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2014

  7. Originality

    Nicholas Penny, Simon Stephens and Geoff Mulgan join Philip Dodd to discuss originality.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2014

  8. Betty Balfour Profile, James Lovelock, Peter Buwalda

    Lucy Porter and Bryony Dixon profile silent film star Betty Balfour with Matthew Sweet.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  9. Is War Good for Us?

    Anne McElvoy explores the impact of war, Afghan elections and childhood violence.

    First broadcast: 03 Apr 2014

  10. Orhan Pamuk

    Orhan Pamuk talks to Philip Dodd about his writing career and his views of modern Turkey.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2014

  11. Policing: Fact and Fiction

    Matthew Sweet explores depictions of policing and corruption with playwright Roy Williams.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  12. Live at Southbank Centre: Contemporary Curating, World Thinkers, The Language of Peace

    With Anne McElvoy on displaying art and design, World Thinkers and the language of peace.

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2014

  13. Live at Southbank Centre: EM Forster

    South African novelist Damon Galgut joins Rana Mitter to discuss the career of EM Forster.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2014

  14. Landmarks: Seven Samurai

    Matthew Sweet and guests including Ian Christie and SF Said on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2014

  15. Live at Southbank Centre: A Charm Offensive

    Stephen Bayley, Rachel Johnson, AL Kennedy and Philip Dodd discuss what we mean by charm.

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2014

  16. Live at Southbank Centre: Childhood

    Frank Field MP joins Philip Dodd for a discussion about different aspects of childhood.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2014

  17. Blithe Spirit, Strong Leadership and Military Intervention, Brain Surgery

    Samira Ahmed discusses Blithe Spirit, military intervention and brain surgery.

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2014

  18. Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart

    American authors Jonathan Lethem and Gary Shteyngart are in conversation with Samira Ahmed

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2014

  19. RIBA: The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    From RIBA, the architects whose work redefined the world's cities discuss their careers.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2014

  20. David Grossman

    Israeli author David Grossman joins Matthew Sweet for a special programme.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2014

  21. Flora Thompson Biography, Ruins at Tate Britain, Ravel

    Richard Mabey discusses his biography of Flora Thompson, author of Lark Rise to Candleford

    First broadcast: 06 Mar 2014

  22. Julian Schnabel, Michael Goldfarb on pianist Alice Herz-Sommer

    Philip Dodd meets artist Julian Schnabel. Plus Michael Goldfarb on Alice Herz-Sommer.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2014

  23. Vikings, Seafaring and Navigation

    Matthew Sweet visits the British Museum's Vikings exhibition.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2014

  24. Amy Chua, Versailles by Peter Gill, Spitting Image

    Writers Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk to Anne McElvoy about what determines success.

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2014

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

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

    First broadcast: 26 Feb 2014

  26. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Danny Dorling

    Samira Ahmed considers scoundrels in culture and also the housing market.

    First broadcast: 25 Feb 2014

  27. France and Algeria, Birds, Augustus

    Anne McElvoy discusses France and its former colonies, plus bird mating systems.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2014

  28. Landmark: Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

    Matthew Sweet hosts a discussion about Chaplin recorded at the Bristol Slapstick Festival.

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2014

  29. Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Class in Britain, An Eton Education

    With a review of Shelagh Delaney's play A Taste of Honey at the National Theatre.

    First broadcast: 18 Feb 2014

  30. Stuart Hall

    An archive broadcast from 2004 to mark the death of cultural historian Stuart Hall.

    First broadcast: 17 Feb 2014

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