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Broadcasts on Radio 3

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Day Broadcasts Time

Mon 22 - Thu 25 October

The People's Choice debate.
Each evening this week on Night Waves a thinker put the case for an idea. The public elected one of the four ideas to be the subject of enquiry in

9.45pm - 10.30pm

Friday 9th November

Phil Redmond: The Free Thinking Lecture

9.45pm - 10.45pm

Sunday 11th November


Monday 12th November

Philip Dodd chairs one of the keynote debates 'Are we freer than we think?'.


Tuesday 13th November

Including the debates

'Exams prove nothing and should be abolished'

'What's Theatre for?'

and 'Walkie Talkies' A specially commissioned drama for Free Thinking by Kaite O'Reilly.


Wednesday 14th November

Including the keynote debate

'Have we destroyed the dream of equality'



Thursday 15th November

Professor of Space Science, John Zarnecki, attempts to answer the question 'Space: why are we there?'.


Friday 16th November

Ian McMillan hosts The Verb, recorded live at Free Thinking in Liverpool.

The Listen Again service for this programme is no longer available.


Monday 12th - Thursday 15th November

11.00pm every evening. As part of BBC Radio 3's festival of ideas, Free Thinking, The Essay plays host to writers reflecting on freedom.


Weekly until Dec 13th 2007

Free Thinking programmes continue in Radio3's Night Waves slot on Thursday nights at 9.45pm until December 13th.

Thursday 22nd November

He talks about his remarkable past and his hopes for the future, and discusses his understanding of freedom with Isabel Hilton and the audience in Liverpool.


Thursday 29th November


Wednesday 5th December


Thursday 6th December

Isabel Hilton and guests respond to his remarks about Aristotle, Cicero, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Gordon Brown and the art of political oratory.


A festival of ideas in Liverpool 9-11Nov 07, on radio and online.

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