The Monocled Mutineer; Roman Krznaric's Empathy Revolution
As a production of Oh What a Lovely War opens, Matthew Sweet discusses the way World War I was represented in the TV series The Monocled Mutineer and opening up the archives.
As a production of Oh What a Lovely War opens at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Matthew Sweet discusses the way World War I is being commemorated.
He revisits Alan Bleasdale's 1986 TV series The Monocled Mutineer starring Paul McGann. The subject of heated debates at the time of its broadcast, McGann has continued to study what is known about the soldier Percy Toplis, who inspired the series.
Philosopher Roman Krznaric wants to launch an empathy revolution. He explains what he wants to put in his museum of empathy and why it can change lives and inspire political action. His book Empathy, A Handbook for Revolution is published this week.
Producer: Neil Trevithick.
The Monocled Mutineer
Interview with a star of the BBC series Paul McGann.
Monocled Mutineer and World War One Archives
Discussion with historians Julian Putkowski and Richard Drayton
Discusion with authors Roman Krznaric and Sheri Fink and Prof Jan Slaby
The depiction of World War One
You can find out more about World War One and how the BBC is commemorating the 100th anniversary here.
And you can also listen to previous Landmark editions of Free Thinking on World War One, on Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities, European Cities on the Brink of War and George Dangerfield's The Strange Death of Liberal England
And also find these and further programmes available to download from Music and Culture of World War One from Radio 3.
Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East until 15 Mar 2014.
Image: Gallant Piper, copyright: Bridgeman.
Role Contributor Presenter Matthew Sweet Producer Neil Trevithick Participant Roman Krznaric