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  1. Lamia (2011)

    Subject
    Drama; Literature

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatic adaptation of Keats’ narrative poem ‘Lamia’, about the ill-starred love affair of the serpent Lamia, and the innocent mortal Lycius. [1 hour] Featuring original music by John...

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  2. Prelude, The (2011)

    Director
    Susan Roberts
    Subject
    Drama; Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (Download, 115 minutes)

    Ian McKellen reads the compete text of William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem.Featuring original music by John Harle and singer, Sarah Leonard. With Paterson Joseph as the Narrator, Charlotte Emmerson...

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  3. Alchemy (2010)

    Subject
    Chemistry

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Alchemy, the ancient science of transformations. The most famous alchemical text is the Emerald Tablet, written around 500BC and attributed to the mythical...

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  4. Higgs Boson (2010)

    Subject
    Physics

    In 1964 Peter Higgs had a big idea about the mystery of how matter in the universe got its mass. This question has such an important place in physics that well over one billion pounds is being spent in the...

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  5. History of History (2010)

    Subject
    History

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the writing of history has changed over time, from ancient epics to medieval hagiographies and modern deconstructions. In the 6th century AD, the bishop of Tours began his...

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  6. Edward Albee - The American Authors Collection (2010)

    Subject
    Drama

    An interview with Edward Albee for the Radio 4 Front Row series. As he opens a London production of The Goat, where an architect falls in love with a goat, Edward Albee also discusses teasing audiences in...

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  7. Scientific Horizons (2010)

    Subject
    Science

    Four 45-minute broadcasts in the 2010 series of Reith Lectures, exploring the challenges facing science in the 21st century. Delivered by Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity...

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  8. History of the World in a Hundred Objects (2010)

    Subject
    Art; History
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 1500 minutes), £35.00

    Neil MacGregor, British Museum Director tells the story of humanity over two million years through 100 manmade objects, all from the Museum’s collection. In this 20 CD set of the landmark BBC Radio 4...

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  9. Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy (2009 Multimedia, Radio)

    aka: Elizabethan Revenge

    Producer
    James Cook
    Subject
    Drama

    Radio programme. Melvyn Bragg and guests Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick, Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama at the...

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  10. Courting the East (2007 Radio)

    Producer
    Mark Richards
    Subject
    Drama; History

    Radio feature. Author and historian Jerry Brotton investigates the history of relations between England and the Islamic world during the early modern period, a complex alliance that he finds dramatised in...

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