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Writer John Walsh examines the male desire to stand out, sartorially and in attitude. Now, back to the ancient world, to Caesar and Alcibiades and their renowned 'peacockery'.

Writer John Walsh explores the male desire to stand out in all manner of attire, in all eras.

This time his exemplars hark back to the ancient world, to Caesar and Alcibiades, who wore certain colours and certain styles to signal - well, what exactly? Then the author can't resist denouncing his own look during his student years..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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The Book that Changed Me

The Book that Changed Me

Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.

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