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In the final programme of this special series, Mary Beard examines the links between risk, culture and creativity. Featuring interviews with Lee Daniels, Don McCullin and Deborah Frances-White.

With cultural institutions around the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard presents Lockdown Culture from her study at home.

In the final programme of this special series, Mary examines the links between risk, culture and creativity.

Director Lee Daniels explains why he thinks the current shutdown in Hollywood could be a radical creative opportunity for filmmakers, and photographer Don McCullin questions the worth of a career spent risking his own life to alert the world to the suffering of warfare.

Comedian and 'Guilty Feminist' Deborah Frances-White joins Mary and David Spiegelhalter, professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, to disentangle the complexities of emerging into life after lockdown, while artists Gillian Wearing and Michael Landy sign off the show with their first collaboration in over twenty years.

Plus an exclusive and very personal film from Martin Scorsese, who reflects on the meaning of lockdown from his home in New York City.

29 minutes

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Presenter Mary Beard
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Series Producer Mark Crossan

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