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David Nash, In the Shadow of the Sword

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 April 2012

Philip Dodd goes to Kew Gardens in London to watch David Nash carving sculpture from felled trees and author Tom Holland discusses In the Shadow of the Sword his new account of the history of Islam.


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