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Mary Beard, Mike Leigh, Shahidha Bari and Paul Morley discuss the ethics of portraying human suffering on the big screen. Mary and Dom Joly tour London's Jack the Ripper museum.

As new films about the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and the 2011 Utoya killings in Norway are released, Mary Beard and her panel Mike Leigh, Shahidha Bari and Paul Morley discuss the ethics of portraying human suffering on the big screen.

And Mary takes a tour of the Jack the Ripper Museum in London, in the company of comedian and writer Dom Joly, to explore the popular appetite for dark tourism, in which people make trips to places historically associated with death and tragedy.

34 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mary Beard
Participant Mike Leigh
Participant Shahidha Bari
Participant Paul Morley
Participant Dom Joly
Series Producer Mark Crossan
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson

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