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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: Nightwaves

May 31st, 2011

Episode 39 of 1201 episodes

Anne McElvoy talks to the Egyptian cultural historian Leila Ahmed about her new book which explores the resurgence of the Muslim veil and to three veteran war reporters who feature in a new Imperial War Museum North exhibition about the correspondent's life behind the frontline and the changing nature of war reporting. With Kate Adie, Michael Nicholson and Eric Thirer. As London’s Jewish Museum launches its Entertaining the Nation exhibition, Matthew is joined by actress and comedian Maureen Lipman and historian David Ceserani to reflect on the Jewish contribution to British entertainment and as Bob Dylan turns 70, Anne discovers why his recent work still has meaning from singer Barb Jungr and English academic, Daniel Karlin.