March 27th, 2012
Episode 110 of 1249 episodes
With Rana Mitter. Susannah Clapp and Michael Billington discuss the appointment of Gregory Doran as new director at the RSC and they also discuss a new English version of Filumena by the Italian playwright Eduardo De Filippo. Professor Steven Rose, and the curator of a new Wellcome Collection exhibition, Marius Kwint, discuss our scientific and cultural relationship with the brain. And we re-examine the life and achievements of one of Germany's most colourful leaders, king Frederick the Great as it celebrates the 300th anniversary of his birth.