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Free Thinking - Steve Hilton; Beowulf; The Beaux' Stratagem

May 21st, 2015

Episode 965 of 1219 episodes

Are work and progress making us inhuman? Anne McElvoy is joined by Steve Hilton, a former Senior Advisor to David Cameron, and Peter Fleming, Professor of Business and Society at City University, London. Actor Julian Glover performs an extract from Beowulf and talks about reworking the Old English poem for the stage. And New Generation Thinker Lucy Powell joins director Simon Godwin to discuss a new production of The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre.

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