Simon Schama, Beeban Kidron, End of Human Rights

Philip Dodd talks to the historian Simon Schama about his History of the Jews and to the film director Beeban Kidron about her new documentary exploring the impact of the internet on children and young people. She argues that the adult world has abandoned its children to the seductive pull of the digital world.

And are we living through the end times of Human Rights? Philip talks to Stephen Hopgood who argues that global power shifts and social changes mean that we can no longer rely on a shared comfortable language of human rights or indeed expect the world to agree that there is a Universal set of rights to be asserted. Clive Stafford Smith of Reprieve offers a more optimistic view.

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Mon 16 Sep 2013 22:00


InRealLife is released in UK cinemas on 20th September, certificate 15.

The Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492), by Simon Schama, is available now, published by Bodley Head.

Simon Schama's five-part television series The Story of the Jews continues with episode 4 on Sunday 22nd September at 9pm on BBC Two.

The Endtimes of Human Rights

The Endtimes of Human Rights, by Stephen Hopgood, is published by Cornell University Press.


Role Contributor
PresenterPhilip Dodd
Interviewed GuestSimon Schama
Interviewed GuestBeeban Kidron
Interviewed GuestStephen Hopgood
Interviewed GuestClive Stafford Smith

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