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Night Waves - Eric Schlosser, Richard II

October 17th, 2013

Episode 428 of 1201 episodes

Susannah Clapp joins Anne McElvoy for the very first review of David Tennant’s much anticipated performance as the lead in Shakespeare's Richard II. Writer and journalist Eric Schlosser reveals a series of near-disasters in the history of management of nuclear weapons. New Generation Thinker Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough has a sneak preview of the Illuminating York Festival, which celebrates the city’s Viking history. Richard Burton on his new biography of poet Basil Bunting.

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