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A Festival of Ideas for the Future - Complications

Sunday 5 November 2006 20:00-22:15 (Radio 3)

Matthew Sweet presents highlights from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival. Including discussion and debate from guests and a performance of Complications recorded at BBC Merseyside.

Duration:

2 hours 15 minutes

Listen to the debate 'Who will decide what's Right and Wrong in the future?' Duration 45 mins.

Listen to the debate

Playlist:

Matthew Sweet presents highlights from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival that's been taking
place in Liverpool over the weekend.

8.10pm
Playwright Mark Ravenhill explores the public role for the artist in the future.

8.45pm
The vivid imaginations of playwright Jeff Young, singer Jennifer John and composer Skyray come together to create Complications - the strange tale of the ultimate advance in medical science, the transplantation of a human soul - recorded in front of a live audience at BBC Merseyside.

9.30pm
Roger Philips is joined by Frank Field MP, director of the Centre for Policy Studies Ruth Lea, multi-faith leader Zia Chaudhry and neuroscientist Dr Mark Lythgoe to debate the question: 'Who Will Decide What?s Right and Wrong in the Future?'

Plus a report on festival fringe events such as Speed Dating with a Thinker.




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