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First broadcast:
Monday 15 April 2013

Matthew Sweet with a review of The Sunken Garden a new opera collaboration with libretto by best-selling author David Mitchell and score by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa.


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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Desertion

    Charles Glass and Ben Griffin discuss desertion in the armed forces.

  • Sunken Garden

    Andrew Dickson reviews the opera.

  • Willa Cather

    Hermione Lee discusses the writer's newly published private letters.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Sandra Hebron and Mary Wild discuss the late film director and his film Theorem.

  • Charles Glass

    Charles Glass
    Deserter: the last untold story of the Second World War by Charles Glass is published by HarperPress.
  • Ben Griffin

    Ben Griffin is a former SAS soldier and founder of Veterans for Peace UK.
  • Sunken Garden

    Sunken Garden

    Sunken Garden is a collaboration between the English National Opera and Barbican. It is on at Barbican, London currently booking until Saturday 20th April.

    Photograph (c) Mike Hoban.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini


    Theorem is on at venues across London, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Penzance from 12th April.

    Photograph courtesy of BFI.

  • Willa Cather

    Willa Cather

    The Selected Letters of Willa Cather is published by Knopf Publishing Group.

    Photograph Credit: Philip L and Helen Cather Southwick Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.


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