Brilliant Mistakes, Blessed Failures
Journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik explores through poetry and prose how mistakes – far from being failures – have the ability to reveal something new and hidden.
Artist Grayson Perry has said that ‘creativity is mistakes’. Journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik agrees, and explores through poetry and prose how mistakes, although a reminder of human imperfection, nevertheless have the ability to reveal something new and hidden.
The programme features the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Costello and Puccini, and readings from theologian Paula Gooder, the Qu’ran, and the Old and New Testaments.
Presenter: Abdul-Rehman Malik
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4
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