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Sleep, Sleeplessness and Creativity

Rana Mitter discusses why people sleep, with expert on the human body clock Russell Foster and comedian and insomniac Matt Berry.

We spend nearly a third of our life doing it and we still don't really know why so Rana Mitter explores why we sleep with pioneering researcher into the body clock, Russell Foster; Matt Berry, actor, comedian and writer who wrestles with insomnia; Brigitte Steger who has explored Japanese and other global sleeping cultures and Katharine Craik, a renaissance scholar whose new opera project for children is called Watching...back in the 16th century the watching hours were part of a segmented sleep pattern which only disappeared with the industrial revolution.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Russell Foster
Interviewed Guest Matt Berry
Interviewed Guest Brigitte Steger
Interviewed Guest Katharine Craik
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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