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Tanni Grey-Thompson answers the question: What makes us human?

2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 04 November 2013

Jeremy Vine explores the most fundamental question of all: 'what makes us human?' with one of Britain's greatest athletes, the paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson, in a major BBC Radio 2 series featuring some of the leading thinkers of our time. This week Tanni, who has won eleven Olympic golds in wheelchair racing, will ponder what it means to be human.

This unmissable exploration of the most profound question of all - What Makes us Human? - will be live each week at lunchtime on BBC Radio 2, and available to listen again as a download.

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Music Played

12 items
  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

    (CD Single), WEA, 15

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons On Top Of The World

    (CD Single), Interscope, 001

  • Image for Al Stewart

    Al Stewart On The Border

    Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat, RCA

  • Image for The Weather Girls

    The Weather Girls It's Raining Men

    Success, Cherry Pop, 13

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Waterloo Sunset

    Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 13

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images I Could Be Happy

    Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Loved Me Back To Life

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Because I Know That I Can

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond If You Know What I Mean

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Step By Step

    Record of the Week

    (CD Single), Virgin


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