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Richard Flanagan, Les Murray, Food in Opera

The songs the BBC banned, author Richard Flanagan on his latest book, the history between food and opera, Scotland's art revolution and the music of northern Mozambique.

We take the sleeves off songs which once caused so much furore that the BBC banned them. And, Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan discusses his latest book The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Sheila Dillon delves deep into the passionate 400 year history between food and opera.

Plus, Les Murray sends us a Poetry Postcard from Australia. Kirsty Wark explores Scotland's Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation. And, we hear about a solar-powered fund-raising project called Wired for Sound, which explores the music of northern Mozambique.

(Photo shows: Richard Flanagan (c) AFP, Les Murray (c) Regina Botros, Glyndebourne Opera image (c) Robert Workman)

50 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Banned: Part One

    Songs censored from BBC playlists

    Duration: 05:32

  • Richard Flanagan

    The Tasmanian author on his book The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    Duration: 08:42

  • Food and Opera

    Sheila Dillon delves deep into a passionate 400 year history between food and opera

    Duration: 07:53

  • Poetry Postcard

    Les Murray's words of gratitude from Australia

    Duration: 04:44

  • The Maverick Generation

    Kirsty Wark explores Scotland’s recent art revolution The Scotia Nostra

    Duration: 06:37

  • Wired for Sound

    Exploring the music of northern Mozambique

    Duration: 05:05

  • Banned: Part Two

    Songs censored from BBC playlists

    Duration: 06:30

  • Sacha Distel

    'Round about midnight

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Relax

  • Kraftwerk

    Trans Europe Express (remix)

  • Richard Stagg

    Aki

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian

    Forbidden Colours

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Forza Del Destino

    Orchestra: Halle Orchestra with Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro

  • A Guy Called Gerald

    Blame The Artist

  • Alberto de Olivera

    Assanty Amina

  • The Shamen

    Ebeneezer Goode

  • "Fast" Eddie Smith

    I Can Dance

  • Hot Chip

    (Just Like We) Breakdown (Instrumental)

  • The Album Leaf

    Almost There

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