Antony Gormley, Maria Friedman, Intelligence, Andrei Tarkovsky
With Matthew Sweet, who talks to Antony Gormley about his gigantic new sculpture and to Maria Friedman about directing Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
Matthew Sweet talks to Antony Gormley about his gigantic new sculpture Model, which continues his exploration of the human form. Matthew crawls inside a hundred tonnes of steel with Antony and conducts a rare interview in the dark.
The leading Sondheim interpreter Maria Friedman reveals why she has decided to move from acting to directing for a new production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
Are we less intelligent than the ancient Greeks? As a top US scientist claims that we reached our peak in intelligence thousands of years ago, Matthew is joined by the psychologists Nicholas Humphrey and Thomas Hill to debate whether we are as smart as we used to be.
And as the literary archive of the great Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky comes up for auction, Matthew looks at his potent legacy.