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R3Arts: Night Waves - Opium & TV Dramas 13 Mar 12

March 20th, 2012

Episode 105 of 1341 episodes

Matthew Sweet on 'Opium: Reality's Dark Dream.' Corruption and pain relief, war and poetry in a new book by Thomas Dormandy. Night Waves discusses current historical TV dramas with the social historian Juliet Gardiner and the cultural commentator Christopher Cook. The film critic Jonathan Romney assesses The Kid with a Bike and Sonia Solicari views new exhibition, The Age of Elegance.

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