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General Richard Dannatt answers the question: what makes us human?

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 December 2013

Jeremy Vine explores the most fundamental question of all: 'what makes us human?' with General Lord Richard Dannatt in a major BBC Radio 2 series featuring some of the leading thinkers and writers of our time. This week, the former British army chief will discuss his thoughts on the very essence of human existence.

Produced in association with the New Statesman, 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. It will also be available to listen to again on the website and as a downloadable podcast.

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Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Off The Wall

    Michael Jackson - Off The Wall, Epic

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé You Make Me Feel So Young

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 001

  • Image for The Mamas & The Papas

    The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin'

    The Best Of, MCA, 2

  • Image for Johnny Mathis

    Johnny Mathis When A Child Is Born

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for M People

    M People Moving On Up

    The Best Of M People, BMG

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Call Me

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Bridge Over Troubled Water, Columbia

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Holding Out For A Hero

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for George Formby

    George Formby When I'm Cleaning Windows

    Box Of Laughs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Avicii

    Avicii Hey Brother

    (CD Single), Universal


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