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Persecution: James Lasdun and Mary Beard

Tom Sutcliffe talks to the poet and novelist James Lasdun about his experience of being cyber-stalked and the terrifying opportunities new technology offers. Mary Beard looks back to classical times to see how far the relationship between persecutor and persecuted have changed. Galileo was locked up for his ideas, and Roxanna Silbert directs Brecht's play, of a world on the cusp of change. And John Gray looks at the nature of existence and our place in the animal kingdom.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes