Blood

Recycled Radio, Series 1 Episode 3 of 4
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At the end of May 2013, Gerald Scarfe's weekly illustration in the Sunday Times was a meat cleaver wedged into a pool of blood. Underneath he had scrawled 'Political Debate'. Recycled Radio has taken this as the inspiration for a programme about blood - from Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood in 1968 to the horrific scenes in Woolwich in 2013.

Slicing, dicing and splicing words from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Enoch Powell, the programme offers its own typically unpredictable response to this emotive word. Following on from editions about Power and Money, Blood descends into a world of violence and hate. Red blood, blue blood, mixed blood, bad blood. Also featuring the voices of Harry Allen, Louis Farrakhan, Melvyn Bragg and Pauline Black, with music from Willie King and the Liberators.

The producer is Miles Warde.

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Mon 17 Jun 2013 11:00