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Once in a Lifetime, Birth of a Nation, Alice in Space, Mathematics at Science Museum, Walt Disney on BBC2

Once in a Lifetime, Birth of a Nation, Alice In Space, Mathematics at Science Museum, and BBC TV series Walt Disney.

A revival of Once in a Lifetime, the 1930s comedy about the movie industry at the beginning of the talkies.
A new film with the title "Birth of a Nation" cannot escape the obvious associations with the 1915 DW Griffith silent film of the same name which portrayed The Ku Klux Klan in a heroic light. This production has been dogged by controversy for completely different reasons.
Alice In Space by Gillian Beer looks at Lewis Carroll's classic and resets it in the context of its time to shine a fresh reinvigorating light on the work
There's an exhibition about Mathematics at London's Science Museum, looking at how it shapes our world
BBC2 presents a two part series about Walt Disney - his life and legacy

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Meg Rosoff, Jacqueline Springer and David Benedict. The producer is Oliver Jones.

Available now

45 minutes

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime is at the Young Vic in London until 14 January 2017.

Image: Johan Persson

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation is in cinemas now, certificate 15.

Gillian Beer

Gillian Beer

Gillian Beer’s Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll is available in hardback and e-book now. 

Mathematics at the Science Museum

Mathematics at the Science Museum

Mathematics is a new permanent exhibition at the Science Museum in London.

Search the collection here.

Image: Science Museum/Nick Guttridge

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney airs on BBC Two on Saturday 10 December and Saturday 17 December. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest David Benedict
Producer Oliver Jones

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