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R3Arts: Robert Harris, King Lear, The British Empire

October 3rd, 2011

Episode 56 of 1200 episodes

Anne McElvoy talks to writer Robert Harris about his new novel set amidst the current banking crisis. Critic Susannah Clapp reviews King Lear, starring Tim Pigott-Smith. And Philip Dodd is joined by Kwasi Kwarteng and Richard Gott to discuss their views on the British Empire.