Escape from Time

Escape from Time

Clocks and a man

Global Perspective is the BBC World Service's international documentary series.

Each year the BBC World Service collaborates with radio stations from around the world to make a documentary series on a contemporary subject of international importance and interest.

Each partner station contributes a documentary which gives a local interpretation of the chosen theme, and this year the theme is Escape.

Programme eight: Escape from Time

Who doesn't want to escape the tyranny of time?

The presenter Barbara Bogaev, from Soundprint Media Center in the U.S., tries daily to reconcile her time, "Barbara Time", with "Clock Time"; at the same time, she dreams of a life without time.

And really, who wouldn't like to escape the relentless march of time? In that spirit, she considers various routes people take to escape from time.

A neuroscientist explains the ways in which the brain stretches time in periods of stress and peak performance; a civil war re-enactor immerses himself so convincingly in the past that he achieves the elusive high known as 'period rush'; and then the 10,000-year clock - a project devoted to looking 10,000 years into the future in order to gain perspective on the present.

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