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4/5 Writer Ruth Padel considers our attitudes to butterflies in the British landscape.
3/5 Ruth Padel on our feelings for badgers - from literary figure of wisdom to TB carrier.
Philip Dodd explores the history of the British novel with author Sebastian Faulks.
2/5 Poet Ruth Padel explores our relationship through the centuries with the robin.
Anne McElvoy explores the tenth parallel, the faultline between Christianity and Islam.
1/5 Ruth Padel explores how history and literature have shaped British reactions to the deer.
Rana Mitter debates whether the West understands the emerging power of India.
Debate from Free Thinking 2010 entitled Academics and the Media: Friends or Foes?
Matthew Sweet talks to Simon Sebag Montefiore about his new biography of Jerusalem.
Presented by Philip Dodd. With a season of Russian plays in London's West End.