The Essay Clips

  • All
  • World War One Round the World
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Wisdom from fictional females
  • Winterwalks
  • William Hazlitt - Philosopher
  • Wild Things II
  • Wild Things
  • Why Poverty?
  • Why I Write
  • When Writers Play (Series 2)
  • When Writers Play
  • What Is History, Today?
  • What Is a Nation?
  • WB Yeats at 150
  • Walking The Lobster
  • Wagner's Philosophers
  • Visions of Mary
  • Venice Unravelled
  • Vaughan Williams in the BBC Archives
  • Unknown Cities
  • Under the Influence
  • Under the Influence
  • Under the Influence
  • Unclassified
  • TV Dinners to Roadside Diners
  • True Venetian
  • Trip Sheets 2 - An Actor's Life
  • Trip Sheets
  • Travels for my Art
  • Transformations: 5 stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Tomorrow is Today
  • Tolstoy
  • To the Barricades!
  • To Russia with Love
  • The Writer's Dickens
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • The Utopian Dream - and its Disappointments
  • The Team Photo
  • The Strangeness of Memory
  • The Stewarts
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • The Somme
  • The Shopping News
  • The Secret Mathematician
  • The Scientist and the Romantic
  • The Retreating Roar
  • The Piano in Five Pieces
  • The Path and the Poem
  • The Other Empire
  • The Other Auld Alliance
  • The Mystical Turn
  • The Music Appreciation Movement
  • The Monumental Imperative
  • The Mews
  • The Meaning of Trees
  • The Meaning of Flowers - Series 2
  • The Meaning of Flowers
  • The Meaning of Beaches
  • The Mabinogion Revisited
  • The Love that Wrote Its Name
  • The Long Road to Peace
  • The Lives of Others
  • The Life Cycle of a Fictional Character - An Alternative History of the Novel
  • The King Returned
  • The Islamic Golden Age
  • The Great Essayists
  • The Great and Good Mr Handel
  • The Genius of Disability
  • The Future's Not What it Used to Be
  • The Further Realm
  • The Free Thinking Essay
  • The Five Photographs that (You Didn't Know) Changed Everything
  • The Feast of Language
  • The Fall and Rise of the British Castle
  • The Existential Me
  • The Essay: The Father Instinct
  • The Elephant in the Poetry Reading
  • The Earl Grey Whistle Test
  • The Darkest Hour
  • The Culture of Partition
  • The Cult of Childhood
  • The Case for Doubt
  • The Book that Changed Me
  • The Book that Changed Me
  • The Book that Changed Me
  • The Book that Changed Me
  • The Book that Changed Me
  • The Birthday Treat
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • The Antarcticans
  • The Age of Creativity
  • Tennyson 200
  • Ten Artists that Shook the World
  • Tagore and the Bengali Sensibility
  • Symmetry and the Monster
  • Swimming Stories
  • Stuff Happens
  • Strange Justice
  • Strange Encounters - Series 2
  • Strange Encounters
  • Strange Beds
  • Stories That Sing
  • Staging Arthur Miller
  • Springwalks
  • Sound of Cinema: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
  • Signs and Mythologies - The Significance of Roland Barthes
  • Shaping the Air - Writers and Radio
  • Shakespeare Around the Globe
  • Shakespeare and Love
  • Shakespeare 400
  • Secret Places in the Four Quartets
  • Secret Admirers
  • Secret Admirers
  • Samuel Beckett - Happy Days
  • Running the World
  • Robert Graves and the Poetic Myth
  • Roald Dahl at 100
  • Richard Cork's Great Encounters
  • Rewiring the Mind
  • Requiem for Networks
  • Religion in the North
  • Reflections on Caravaggio
  • Raising My Voice
  • Raising My Voice
  • Praising Powell and Pressburger
  • Postcards from Istanbul
  • Postcards
  • Portraits of Capa
  • Pinter's Voices
  • Paulin on Blake
  • Paris 1913
  • Paradise Lost
  • Painting Genesis
  • Other People (Hell Is...)
  • One Bar Electric Memoir
  • On Excess
  • On Earth, as It Is in Heaven
  • On Directing
  • Nothing Is Real - Pop's Struggle with Authenticity
  • North East Free Thinkers
  • No Particular Place to Go
  • Nightwalks
  • Night Walks
  • New Ways Through the Glens
  • New Mystery Plays
  • New Generation Thinkers 2018
  • New Generation Thinkers 2017
  • New Generation Thinkers
  • New Generation Thinkers
  • New Generation Thinkers
  • New Archaeologies
  • Nature in China
  • Naturalists: Animals and Human Nature
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Napoleon and Me
  • My Son the Fiddler
  • My Life in Music
  • Music in Its Time
  • More Letters to Writers
  • Montaigne
  • Modern Morality Tales
  • Minds at War: Series 4
  • Minds at War: Series 3
  • Minds at War: Series 2
  • Minds at War: Series 1
  • Migrants
  • Mentors
  • Meeting the Giants of Jazz
  • Meanings of Mountains
  • Maths and Music
  • Luther's Reformation Gang
  • Loving the Raven
  • Looking Good
  • Looking for Ghosts
  • Looking and Looking Away
  • Living Abroad
  • Listener, They Wore It
  • Listener, They Wore It
  • Listener, They Wore It
  • Listener, They Won It
  • Lingua Franca
  • Lines of Work
  • Life in Fragments: Stories from the Cairo Genizah
  • Life But Not As We Know It
  • Letters to Writers
  • Letters to a Young Poet
  • Let There Be Dark
  • Late Style
  • Land and Sea and Sky
  • Karachi Postcards
  • Kaleidoscope of Muses
  • Just Juvenilia
  • Johnson Now
  • John Milton, the Essayist
  • It's Big and It's Beautiful
  • It Talks
  • Islands
  • Is Music a Civilising Force?
  • InterRail Postcards
  • Inspiring Women in Music
  • Inspirations of Visual Art
  • In the Shadow of Kafka
  • In Search of Contentment
  • In Praise of the Midlands
  • If Walls Could Talk
  • I've Never Told Anyone This Before
  • I Confess: The Power of the Confession
  • I Am, Yours Sincerely, C Bronte
  • How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear
  • Home Rule for the Soul
  • Homage to Caledonia
  • Here's Looking at Me
  • Henry, King of Kings
  • Heffer on Film - Kitchen Sink Cinema
  • Heffer on British Film
  • Head in the Clouds
  • Haydn Essays
  • Hay Essays: How to Write a Book
  • Happily Ever After
  • Hanging On
  • Half Shame, Half Glory - Postcards from the Acting Profession
  • Gun Culture
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Virgil)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Thucydides)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Tacitus)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Sappho)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Plato)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Juvenal)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Horace)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Herodotus)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Euripides)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
  • Greek and Latin Voices (Augustine)
  • Greek and Latin Voices
  • Goodbye to All That
  • Golding Remembered
  • Get Playing
  • Germany Dreaming
  • Georgian Portraits
  • Furniture - A Personal History of Movable Objects
  • From Pens to Ploughshares
  • Freedom
  • Free Thinking 2017
  • Free Thinking 2010
  • Free Thinking 2007
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgetting
  • Forests
  • Five Seismic Moments in New Music
  • Five Screen Goddesses
  • Five Portraits of Science
  • Five Poems I Wish I Had Written
  • Five Imaginary Scottish Places
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Finish the Bottle
  • Fear Itself
  • Explaining the Explicit
  • Enlightenment Voices
  • English Takeaway
  • England Ejects
  • Emotional Landscapes
  • Emotional Landscapes
  • Elgar's 150th Anniversary
  • Earth Music Bristol
  • Dylan Thomas Centenary
  • Doctoring Philosophy
  • Desperately Seeking Eternity
  • Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio
  • Death and the Philosopher
  • Dawnwalks
  • Darwin's Children
  • Dark Blossoms
  • Dark Arcadias
  • Crisis of Care
  • Couples
  • Cornerstones
  • Cornerstones
  • Cornerstones
  • Cornerstones
  • Conflict and Culture
  • Commonwealth Questions
  • Classical Music's Unsung Heroines
  • Cities on the Brink
  • Christmas Close Up
  • Chopin
  • Chekhov Essays
  • Checkmate
  • Changing My Mind
  • Changing Climates
  • Burgess at 100
  • British War Films of the 50s
  • British Film Comedians
  • British Cinema of the 40s
  • Britain's Hidden Slave Trade
  • Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass
  • Brick, Stone, Glass, Steel
  • Breaking Free
  • Bram Stoker
  • Brahms Experience
  • Bliss Was It in That Dawn
  • Black and White
  • Beyond 'Silent Spring'
  • Between the Essays
  • Between the Essays
  • Between the Essays
  • Being Orson
  • Before 'Silent Spring'
  • Autumn 1973
  • At the Speed of Thought
  • Aspects of Grainger
  • Art in a Cold Climate
  • Are You Paying Attention?
  • Architecture: The Fourth R
  • Antony Gormley's Seminal Sculpture
  • Another Giant Leap
  • Anglo-Saxon Portraits
  • An Informal History of the Male Nude
  • All My Presidents
  • All Miss Brodie's Girls
  • About Average
  • A Tribute to Mr Purcell
  • A Taste of Summer in America
  • A Taste for the Baroque
  • A Sporting Lexicon
  • A Short History of Indian Art
  • A Sense of Ourselves
  • A Robert Schumann Album
  • A Reflection on Worrying
  • A Passion for Opera
  • A New Cycle of Mystery Plays
  • A Letter to My Body
  • A Laureate's Life
  • A Good Death
  • A Five-Day Journey
  • A Dark History of British Gardening
  • A Cretan Spring
  • A Body of Essays: Series 2
  • A Body of Essays: Series 1
  • A Beep Heard Around the World