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R3Arts: Night Waves - Live Forever 23 Apr 12

April 24th, 2012

Episode 129 of 1201 episodes

Matthew Sweet talks to David Hare. His new play South Downs is paired with a new staging of Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version and these two one-act plays look at the emotional journey of both pupils and teachers at the beginnings and end of their lives. And do we really want to live forever? According to a new book much of all human endeavour is about our desire to be immortal. Also, Jack Zipes, author of The Irresistible Fairy Tale examines why fairy tales are uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there.And there's a review of The Bridge the latest scandi-crime drama to hit the small screen.

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