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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.


R3Arts: Free Thinking - France & Algeria 20 Feb 14

February 20th, 2014

Episode 550 of 1201 episodes

Anne McElvoy looks at the relationship between France and its former colonies, talking to David Bellos about his translation of a classic novel depicting the Algerian War, and to Andrew Hussey, whose new book is about "the Long War Between France and Its Arabs" and to Dr Karima Laachir from SOAS at the University of London. Professor Tim Birkhead talks to Anne about his new book and research into bird mating systems. And Charlotte Higgins discusses her new book and the lessons we can learn from the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus, who died in AD 14.

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