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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 - The Angels' Share 28 May 12

May 30th, 2012

Episode 149 of 1201 episodes

THIS PROGRAMME CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. Matthew Sweet watches Ken Loach's new film The Angels' Share. Along with Hannah McGill, Anne Karpf and Lynda Mugglestone he also discusses the use of strong swearwords in the film and the controversy surrounding the cuts that Loach was forced to make in order to obtain a 15 certificate for the film. And science writer Marcus Chown, creative writing teacher Richard Hamblyn and translator Martin McLaughlin discuss the work and life of Italo Calvino and the way he uses science in his writing.