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Buckminster Fuller

4 Extra Debut. TV comedy producer John Lloyd chooses the maverick American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, as his inspiration. From April 2010.

Responsible for so many classic comedies of the last 30 years - Blackadder, QI, Not the Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image among them, John Lloyd selects the maverick American architect, Richard Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, as his choice of a great life.

Matthew Parris hosts, joined by futurist and business strategist, Hardin Tibbs, as they debate the charge that if Buckminster Fuller - who had a molecule named after him, for its resemblance to his geodesic domes - really was the Twentieth Century's answer to Leonardo da Vinci, then why is he so little known about today? A man, John Lloyd argues, who preached environmentalism before the term was coined, so in advance of his times, but yet whose time has come today. Producer: Mark Smalley.

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Fri 24 Nov 2017 00:30

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  • Tue 27 Apr 2010 16:30
  • Fri 30 Apr 2010 23:00
  • Thu 23 Nov 2017 18:30
  • Fri 24 Nov 2017 00:30

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