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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: Night Waves - Syrian Art 22 Oct 12

October 23rd, 2012

Episode 212 of 1341 episodes

Malu Halasa, curator of the Culture in Defiance exhibition in Amsterdam, joins Matthew to discuss how the struggle for freedom in Syria has given birth to a whole new generation of artists. In the wake of the recent allegations about Jimmy Savile's abuse of young women and boys, Matthew Sweet asks criminologist David Wilson and priest Giles Fraser why institutions find it so difficult to respond to cases of abuse. And film critic David Thomson discusses his latest book The Big Screen: the Story of the Movies and What they Did to Us.

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