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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.

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Free Thinking - First World War, Empathy

February 5th, 2014

Episode 534 of 1222 episodes

Matthew Sweet revisits Alan Bleasdale's 1986 World War One TV series The Monocled Mutineer inspired by life of soldier Percy Toplis. He talks to Paul McGann who played the soldier in the series and academics Julian Putkowski and Richard Drayton. Philosopher Roman Krznaric wants to launch an empathy revolution. He is being joined by an author Sheri Fink and Professor Jan Slaby.

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