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R3Arts: Night Waves - Napoleon, Turner Prize, Georgia 03 Dec 12

December 4th, 2012

Episode 248 of 1341 episodes

As Radio 3 marks the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s historic retreat from Russia, Anne McElvoy examines the ambivalent relationship between France and the notorious leader, with political commentator Agnes Poirier, Professor Peter Hicks from the Napoleon foundation and Professor Michael Broers. Critic Adrian Searle discusses the winner of this year’s Turner Prize, Elizabeth Price. And there's a look at the first comprehensive history of Georgia for decades, using recently accessible archives from author Donald Rayfield.

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