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The Essay, The Darkest Hour Episode guide

  1. Episode 5

    5/5 Actor Juliet Stevenson on why a creative life often means a life in want of sleep.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2011

  2. Episode 4

    4/5 Poet Michael Symmons Roberts examines why he has been so fascinated by insomnia.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2011

  3. Episode 3

    3/5 Author AL Kennedy explores why she has always found the nights too thrilling to sleep.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2011

  4. Episode 2

    2/5 Literary critic and author John Sutherland explores the history of insomnia in literature.

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2011

  5. Margaret Drabble

    1/5 Author Margaret Drabble explores how insomnia has become something of an old friend.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2011

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