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Belle, Fathers and Sons, Globalisation and the Environment, 'Proper' Libraries

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a discussion about the film Belle, a review of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, globalisation and the environement, and what is a 'proper' library?

Amma Asante's film Belle depicts an illegitimate mixed-race girl brought up in eighteenth-century London in Kenwood House, the household of Lord Mansfield. Director Amma Asante and Dr Kit Davis from SOAS, University of London talk to Matthew about the issues raised in the film.

Writer Rosamund Bartlett has a first night review of Brian Friel's stage version of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons which opens at London's Donmar Warehouse tonight.

Andrew Pendleton of Friends of the Earth and Ryan Bourne of the Institute of Economic Affairs debate the relationship of globalisation with the environment.

And Matthew Sweet introduces the first column from the 2014 Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers. Tom Charlton wonders what is meant by a 'proper' library.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Fathers and Sons

    Writer Rosamund Bartlett reviews Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse.

    Duration: 08:40

  • New Generation Thinker: Tom Charlton

    Tom Charlton wonders what is meant by a 'proper' library.

    Duration: 06:37

  • Globalisation and the Environment

    Andrew Pendleton and Ryan Bourne debate globalisation and the environment.

    Duration: 11:53

  • Belle

    Director Amma Asante and Dr Kit Davis discuss the film Belle.

    Duration: 16:14

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons is at the Donmar Warehouse in London until 26 July 2014. 

New Generation Thinkers 2014

New Generation Thinkers 2014

Tom Charlton of the University of Stirling is one of this year’s New Generation Thinkers. His current research is a profile of John Twyn, the 17th-century printer executed for publishing a seditious tract.

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Belle

Belle

Belle, is in cinemas nationwide from Friday 13 June, certificate 12A. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Amma Asante
Interviewed Guest Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest Rosamund Bartlett
Interviewed Guest Andrew Pendleton
Interviewed Guest Andrew Bourne
Interviewed Guest Tom Charlton
Producer Harry Parker

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