Arts and Ideas

BBC Radio 3

Society & Culture, Places & Travel

Chart Positions

Places & Travel 15

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 - Tony Benn, PL Travers, Guy Debord 25 Nov 13

November 26th, 2013

Episode 480 of 1341 episodes

Veteran politician Tony Benn talks to Matthew Sweet about his final volume of diaries, A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine. Historian Eliza Filby and journalist David Aaronovitch examine how much political traditions shape contemporary politics. Writer Brian Sibley reveals the lesser-known side of Mary Poppins author PL Travers. Writer Will Self discusses Guy Debord’s prescient polemic, The Society of the Spectacle.

Featured Podcast