October 23rd, 2012
Episode 212 of 1250 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.