Farquhar's 1709 Restoration comedy, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed.
Adrian Scarborough reads from Thomas Mann's classic novel set in the mid-1800s.
In Angela Carter's story a circus tiger shapes the destiny of the notorious Lizzie Borden.
In Katherine Mansfield's story, guests at a German pension perform in a private concert.
Irene Nemirovsky's story of a mother and daughter confronting the vagaries of love.
Philip Dodd and guests debate which is the greater human achievement - sport or the arts.
Highlights from Free Thinking 2009, including Sarah Hall on the sources of her writing.
Lionel Shriver talks to Anne McElvoy about her novel A Perfectly Good Family.
Talk by Tom Shakespeare on how art can help us understand today's difficult moral issues.
Globe-trotting architect Dan Cruickshank on why we must restore lost historic buildings.
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