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Free Thinking - Blade Runner. Ghost Stories

Matthew Sweet watches a vision of Los Angeles in 2049 in the Blade Runner sequel and looks at how ghost stories continue to express our fears, visiting Portsmouth's haunted spots.

Matthew Sweet goes on a ghost hunt in Portsmouth with Karl Bell and is joined by Susan Owens and Stuart Evers to look at hauntings and what they tell us about our fears through the ages. James Burton from Goldsmiths and New Generation Thinker Sarah Dillon watch a vision of Los Angeles in 2049 in the Blade Runner sequel.

Blade Runner 2049 directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling is in cinemas now.
Susan Owens has written The Ghost: A Cultural History
Karl Bell is a history lecturer at the University of Portsmouth who is involved in DarkFest Portsmouth - celebrating the darker corners of Portsmouth's imagination October 26th - November 30th
Stuart Evers has written a story for Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book Of Ghost Stories. His was inspired by Dover Castle.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

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42 minutes