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    • World War One Round the World
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Winterwalks
    • William Hazlitt - Philosopher
    • Wild Things II
    • Wild Things
    • Why Poverty?
    • Why I Write
    • When Writers Play (Series 2)
    • When Writers Play
    • What Is History, Today?
    • What Is a Nation?
    • WB Yeats at 150
    • Walking The Lobster
    • Wagner's Philosophers
    • Visions of Mary
    • Venice Unravelled
    • Vaughan Williams in the BBC Archives
    • Unknown Cities
    • Under the Influence
    • Under the Influence
    • Under the Influence
    • TV Dinners to Roadside Diners
    • True Venetian
    • Trip Sheets 2 - An Actor's Life
    • Trip Sheets
    • Transformations: 5 stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses
    • Tomorrow is Today
    • Tolstoy
    • To Russia with Love
    • The Writer's Dickens
    • The World Turned Upside Down
    • The Utopian Dream - and its Disappointments
    • The Team Photo
    • The Strangeness of Memory
    • The Stewarts
    • The Sound and the Fury
    • The Somme
    • The Shopping News
    • The Secret Mathematician
    • The Scientist and the Romantic
    • The Retreating Roar
    • The Piano in Five Pieces
    • The Path and the Poem
    • The Other Empire
    • The Other Auld Alliance
    • The Mystical Turn
    • The Music Appreciation Movement
    • The Monumental Imperative
    • The Mews
    • The Meaning of Trees
    • The Meaning of Flowers - Series 2
    • The Meaning of Flowers
    • The Mabinogion Revisited
    • The Love that Wrote Its Name
    • The Long Road to Peace
    • The Lives of Others
    • The Life Cycle of a Fictional Character - An Alternative History of the Novel
    • The King Returned
    • The Islamic Golden Age
    • The Great Essayists
    • The Great and Good Mr Handel
    • The Genius of Disability
    • The Future's Not What it Used to Be
    • The Further Realm
    • The Free Thinking Essay
    • The Five Photographs that (You Didn't Know) Changed Everything
    • The Feast of Language
    • The Fall and Rise of the British Castle
    • The Existential Me
    • The Essay: The Father Instinct
    • The Elephant in the Poetry Reading
    • The Earl Grey Whistle Test
    • The Darkest Hour
    • The Culture of Partition
    • The Cult of Childhood
    • The Case for Doubt
    • The Book that Changed Me
    • The Book that Changed Me
    • The Book that Changed Me
    • The Book that Changed Me
    • The Birthday Treat
    • The Art of Storytelling
    • The Antarcticans
    • The Age of Creativity
    • Tennyson 200
    • Ten Artists that Shook the World
    • Tagore and the Bengali Sensibility
    • Symmetry and the Monster
    • Swimming Stories
    • Stuff Happens
    • Strange Justice
    • Strange Encounters - Series 2
    • Strange Encounters
    • Strange Beds
    • Stories That Sing
    • Staging Arthur Miller
    • Springwalks
    • Sound of Cinema: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
    • Signs and Mythologies - The Significance of Roland Barthes
    • Shaping the Air - Writers and Radio
    • Shakespeare Around the Globe
    • Shakespeare and Love
    • Shakespeare 400
    • Secret Places in the Four Quartets
    • Secret Admirers
    • Samuel Beckett - Happy Days
    • Running the World
    • Robert Graves and the Poetic Myth
    • Roald Dahl at 100
    • Richard Cork's Great Encounters
    • Rewiring the Mind
    • Requiem for Networks
    • Religion in the North
    • Reflections on Caravaggio
    • Raising My Voice
    • Raising My Voice
    • Praising Powell and Pressburger
    • Postcards from Istanbul
    • Postcards
    • Portraits of Capa
    • Pinter's Voices
    • Paulin on Blake
    • Paris 1913
    • Paradise Lost
    • Painting Genesis
    • Other People (Hell Is...)
    • On Excess
    • On Earth, as It Is in Heaven
    • On Directing
    • Nothing Is Real - Pop's Struggle with Authenticity
    • North East Free Thinkers
    • No Particular Place to Go
    • Nightwalks
    • Night Walks
    • New Ways Through the Glens
    • New Mystery Plays
    • New Generation Thinkers 2017
    • New Generation Thinkers
    • New Generation Thinkers
    • New Archaeologies
    • Nature in China
    • Naturalists: Animals and Human Nature
    • Napoleon and Me
    • My Son the Fiddler
    • Music in Its Time
    • More Letters to Writers
    • Montaigne
    • Modern Morality Tales
    • Minds at War - Series 4
    • Minds at War
    • Mentors
    • Meeting the Giants of Jazz
    • Meanings of Mountains
    • Maths and Music
    • Luther's Reformation Gang
    • Loving the Raven
    • Looking Good
    • Looking for Ghosts
    • Looking and Looking Away
    • Living Abroad
    • Listener, They Wore It
    • Listener, They Wore It
    • Listener, They Wore It
    • Listener, They Won It
    • Lingua Franca
    • Lines of Work
    • Life in Fragments: Stories from the Cairo Genizah
    • Life But Not As We Know It
    • Letters to Writers
    • Letters to a Young Poet
    • Let There Be Dark
    • Late Style
    • Land and Sea and Sky
    • Karachi Postcards
    • Just Juvenilia
    • Johnson Now
    • John Milton, the Essayist
    • It's Big and It's Beautiful
    • It Talks
    • Islands
    • InterRail Postcards
    • Inspiring Women in Music
    • Inspirations of Visual Art
    • In the Shadow of Kafka
    • In Search of Contentment
    • In Praise of the Midlands
    • If Walls Could Talk
    • I've Never Told Anyone This Before
    • I Confess: The Power of the Confession
    • I Am, Yours Sincerely, C Bronte
    • How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear
    • Home Rule for the Soul
    • Homage to Caledonia
    • Here's Looking at Me
    • Henry, King of Kings
    • Heffer on Film - Kitchen Sink Cinema
    • Heffer on British Film
    • Head in the Clouds
    • Haydn Essays
    • Hay Essays: How to Write a Book
    • Happily Ever After
    • Hanging On
    • Half Shame, Half Glory - Postcards from the Acting Profession
    • Gun Culture
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Virgil)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Thucydides)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Tacitus)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Sappho)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Plato)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Juvenal)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Horace)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Herodotus)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Euripides)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
    • Greek and Latin Voices (Augustine)
    • Greek and Latin Voices
    • Goodbye to All That
    • Golding Remembered
    • Get Playing
    • Germany Dreaming
    • Georgian Portraits
    • Furniture - A Personal History of Movable Objects
    • From Pens to Ploughshares
    • Freedom
    • Free Thinking 2017
    • Free Thinking 2010
    • Free Thinking 2007
    • Forgiveness
    • Forgetting
    • Five Seismic Moments in New Music
    • Five Screen Goddesses
    • Five Portraits of Science
    • Five Poems I Wish I Had Written
    • Five Imaginary Scottish Places
    • Five Easy Pieces
    • Finish the Bottle
    • Fear Itself
    • Explaining the Explicit
    • Enlightenment Voices
    • English Takeaway
    • England Ejects
    • Emotional Landscapes
    • Emotional Landscapes
    • Elgar's 150th Anniversary
    • Earth Music Bristol
    • Dylan Thomas Centenary
    • Doctoring Philosophy
    • Desperately Seeking Eternity
    • Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio
    • Death and the Philosopher
    • Dawnwalks
    • Darwin's Children
    • Dark Arcadias
    • Crisis of Care
    • Couples
    • Cornerstones
    • Cornerstones
    • Cornerstones
    • Cornerstones
    • Conflict and Culture
    • Commonwealth Questions
    • Classical Music's Unsung Heroines
    • Cities on the Brink
    • Christmas Close Up
    • Chopin
    • Chekhov Essays
    • Checkmate
    • Changing My Mind
    • Changing Climates
    • Burgess at 100
    • British War Films of the 50s
    • British Film Comedians
    • British Cinema of the 40s
    • Britain's Hidden Slave Trade
    • Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass
    • Brick, Stone, Glass, Steel
    • Breaking Free
    • Bram Stoker
    • Brahms Experience
    • Bliss Was It in That Dawn
    • Black and White
    • Beyond 'Silent Spring'
    • Between the Essays
    • Between the Essays
    • Between the Essays
    • Being Orson
    • Before 'Silent Spring'
    • Autumn 1973
    • At the Speed of Thought
    • Aspects of Grainger
    • Art in a Cold Climate
    • Are You Paying Attention?
    • Architecture: The Fourth R
    • Antony Gormley's Seminal Sculpture
    • Another Giant Leap
    • Anglo-Saxon Portraits
    • An Informal History of the Male Nude
    • All My Presidents
    • All Miss Brodie's Girls
    • About Average
    • A Tribute to Mr Purcell
    • A Taste of Summer in America
    • A Taste for the Baroque
    • A Sporting Lexicon
    • A Short History of Indian Art
    • A Sense of Ourselves
    • A Robert Schumann Album
    • A Reflection on Worrying
    • A Passion for Opera
    • A New Cycle of Mystery Plays
    • A Letter to My Body
    • A Laureate's Life
    • A Good Death
    • A Five-Day Journey
    • A Dark History of British Gardening
    • A Cretan Spring
    • A Body of Essays
    • A Beep Heard Around the World


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