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Topical weekly discussion show. Mary Beard, Tom Shakespeare, Elsie Owusu and Simon Garfield discuss whether size matters in our culture.

Mary Beard and her panellists - sociologist Tom Shakespeare, architect Elsie Owusu and writer Simon Garfield - discuss whether size matters in our culture.

As the country's biggest bronze statue takes shape, a new landmark tower is proposed for the London skyline and The Angel of the North turns 21, is monumental art how we make our mark on the world? Or is there something even more sublime in art on a smaller scale?

How have writers, visual artists and filmmakers used size and scale to explore the position of humans in the wider universe?

And Mary meets artist Luke Jerram to explore the creation of an installation on an epic scale.

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Jan 2019 23:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mary Beard
Series Producer Mark Crossan
Participant Simon Garfield
Participant Tom Shakespeare
Participant Elsie Owusu
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson

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