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Loyalty, Herodotus, Shunga, Martin Parr

Philip discusses loyalty in public life, explores the world of Japanese erotic prints and talks to the historian Tom Holland and the photographer, Martin Parr.

In Night Waves this evening Philip Dodd will be exploring the idea of loyalty. In the light of recent revelations about feuding in the Labour party does it make sense to demand or even expect loyalty from people in public life? Two former newspaper editors, Andreas Whittam Smith and David Yelland will be joining Philip to give their opinions. Also in the programme the historian, Tom Holland, will be sharing his passion for Herodotus; Tim Clark and Rosina Buckland will be discussing the evolution of the Japanese erotic print; and the Magnum photographer, Martin Parr will be paying tribute to one of his gurus - the late Tony Ray Jones.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes


  • Loyalty

    Andreas Whittam Smith & David Yelland discuss loyalty in light of Labour's recent troubles

    Duration: 13:17

  • Herodotus

    Writer Tom Holland shares his passion for Herodotus

    Duration: 08:35

  • Shunga

    Tim Clark and Rosina Butler discuss the evolution of the Japanese erotic print

    Duration: 10:19

  • Martin Parr

    Martin Parr pays tribute to one of his gurus, the late Tony Ray Jones

    Duration: 11:52

Only in England

Only in England

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr is on at the Science Museum, London until Sunday 16 March 2014.


Image: Blackpool, 1968 by Tony Ray-Jones © National Media Museum



Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is on at the British Museum, London from Thursday 3 October 2013 until Sunday 5 January 2014, Parental guidance advised.





Image: Torii Kiyonaga, detail taken from Sode no maki (Handscroll for the Sleeve), c.1785 © The Trustees of the British Museum

The night of longing

The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints is on at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge from Tuesday 1 October 2013 until Wednesday 12 February 2014.



Herodotus, The Histories written by Tom Holland is published by Penguin Classics on Thursday 26 September 2013.


Image Credit: Sadie Holland


Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Producer Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest Martin Parr
Interviewed Guest David Yelland
Interviewed Guest Rosina Buckland
Interviewed Guest Tim Clark
Interviewed Guest Andreas Whittam Smith


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