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Free Thinking - Aphra Behn. 1066 and the South Coast. Mark Thompson

September 13th, 2016

Episode 1184 of 1201 episodes

Playwright, poet, spy. Anne McElvoy discusses Aphra Behn with Professor Elaine Hobby and director Loveday Ingram who has given Behn's play The Rover a South American carnival setting at the RSC. Plus Iain Sinclair and Professor David Bates on the events of 1066 which changed the course of English history. And an interview with Mark Thompson, former Director General of the BBC and current Chief Executive Officer of The New York Times Company. The Rover runs in rep at The Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon from September 8th until February 11th 2017. The Root 1066 festival runs until October 16th at a variety of venues. www.1066contemporary.com Mark Thompson is the author of Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics Producer: Torquil MacLeod