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The Essay, Explaining the Explicit Episode guide

  1. Rachel Johnson

    5/5 Rachel Johnson asks if we are all too ready to leap to judgement about writing about sex.

    First broadcast: 15 Mar 2013

  2. Vicki Feaver

    4/5 Vicki Feaver reflects on how the poet can explore their own sexuality.

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2013

  3. Sarah Churchwell

    3/5 Sarah Churchwell examines the tradition of depicting sex in popular fiction.

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2013

  4. David Bellos

    2/5 Writer and academic David Bellos on why translating sex in literature is so difficult.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2013

  5. Julian Barnes

    1/5 Writer Julian Barnes asks 'Is writing about sex the same as writing about anything?'.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2013

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