Boris Johnson, The Masque of Anarchy, John Gallagher, Happy Holidays?
In an interview recorded earlier this month at the Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, the Mayor of London discusses leadership ambitions, what Cicero has to teach us about politics, and why a politician should sometimes dare to be dull.
The Masque of Anarchy
Sarah Frankcom tells Anne why she and Maxine Peake are reviving Shelley's poetic account of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 for this year's Manchester International Festival.
New Generation Thinker John Gallagher guides the listener on a romp through 16th century phrasebooks for travellers.
Writer Tim Lott and critic Kate Muir discuss depictions of holidays gone wrong in film, from Rosselini's Voyage to Italy, to Joanna Hogg's Archipelago, to July Delpy's Before Midnight, and ask, just how easy is it to sympathise with the misery of the rich?