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The Hero

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Series on the brilliance of the British novel. Sebastian Faulks looks at how the ideas of heroism have evolved over the last 300 years, from Daniel Defoe to Martin Amis.

Bestselling author Sebastian Faulks presents a major four-part series on the brilliance of the British novel and its characters. In this episode, Faulks looks at how the hero in literature and ideas of heroism have evolved over the last 300 years, from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Martin Amis's John Self.

With contributions from Simon Armitage, Brian Keenan, Ruth Rendell, Robert Harris, Boris Johnson and Martin Amis.

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Fri 24 Jun 2011 01:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sebastian Faulks
Participant Ruth Rendell
Participant Ruth Rendell
Participant Simon Armitage
Participant Simon Armitage
Participant Martin Amis
Participant Martin Amis
Participant Boris Johnson
Participant Boris Johnson
Participant Robert Harris
Participant Robert Harris
Director Phil Cairney
Director Phil Cairney
Series Producer Mary Sackville-West
Series Producer Mary Sackville-West
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Writer Sebastian Faulks
Producer Phil Cairney
Producer Phil Cairney
Director David Vincent
Director David Vincent

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