In Our Time: Culture

Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.

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Judith beheading Holofernes


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how this Bible story has inspired artists for centuries.


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   49m
 
 

Samuel Beckett


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot


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 2019-01-17  48m
 
 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest poems from medieval England


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 2018-12-13  51m
 
 

Horace


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Roman poet Horace, who flourished under Augustus.


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 2018-11-15  48m
 
 

Is Shakespeare History? The Romans


Melvyn Bragg discusses the impact of Shakespeare's approach to history (programme 2 of 2).


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 2018-10-18  48m
 
 

Is Shakespeare History? The Plantagenets


Melvyn Bragg discusses the impact of Shakespeare's approach to history (programme 1 of 2)


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 2018-10-11  51m
 
 

Edith Wharton


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.


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 2018-10-04  49m
 
 

The Iliad


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the epic poem on the wrath of Achilles in the Trojan War.


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 2018-09-13  48m
 
 

William Morris


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a great cultural figure of the 19th century.


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 2018-07-05  53m
 
 

Henrik Ibsen


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and his tragedies of middle-class life.


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 2018-05-31  49m