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Nick Payne's Incognito, Penny Dreadful on TV, Helen McCarthy and Baroness Neville-Jones on Female Diplomats

Nick Payne talks to Anne McElvoy about the man who stole Einstein's brain, we review TV's Penny Dreadful and Helen McCarthy and Pauline Neville-Jones discuss female diplomats.

Penny Dreadful is a new Sky Atlantic drama created by John Logan. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, it draws on the literary characters of Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Egyptian Mummies. New Generation Thinker Fern Riddell, from King's College London, reviews it and our fascination with Victorian Gothic.

Incognito by Nick Payne explores the brain, the story of the man who stole Einstein's and what it means to lose your thinking powers. He talks to Anne McElvoy.
Incognito runs at the Bush Theatre in London until June 21st. It is presented by nabokov, Live Theatre Newcastle, HighTide Festival Theatre in association with The North Wall

Dr Helen McCarthy has just published Women of the World. She joins Anne in the studio to discuss female diplomacy.

New Generation Thinker Jules Evans from Queen Mary, University of London reports on the Reader Organisation's Conference at the British Library, the recent campaigns against the prison book ban and our relationship with reading.
Jules Evans' book is called Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations.

Producer: Georgia Catt.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Female Diplomats

    Dr Helen McCarthy and Baroness Neville-Jones on female diplomacy.

    Duration: 17:04

  • Penny Dreadful

    Fern Riddell reviews Penny Dreadful and our fascination with Victorian Gothic.

    Duration: 09:16

  • Incognito

    Nick Payne talks about his new play Incognito.

    Duration: 11:17

  • Reader Conference

    New Generation Thinker Jules Evans reports on the Reader Organisation's Conference.

    Duration: 06:07

The Rise of the Female Diplomat

The Rise of the Female Diplomat

Women Of The World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat by Helen McCarthy is available in hardback and e-book from 22 May 2014. 

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful begins on Tuesday 20 May 2014 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

Fern Riddell’s book, Victorian Guide to Sex is out now. 

Icognito

Icognito

Icognito by Nick Payne is on at the Bush Theatre, London until 21 June 2014.


Image: Amelia Lowdell and Paul Hickey in Incognito. © Bill Knight

Reader Organisation

Reader Organisation's Conference took place at the British Library earlier today. Find out more about the Reader Organisation here.  


Jules Evans' book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations is out now.


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Fern Riddell
Interviewed Guest Nick Payne
Interviewed Guest Helen McCarthy
Interviewed Guest Pauline Neville-Jones
Interviewed Guest Jules Evans
Producer Georgia Catt

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