The Big Umbrella

The first of five programmes in which leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

The second of two programmes in which leading thinkers present essays on original ideas.

Over the Sea to Sky. The metaphor

"white horses on the sea" leads Nigel Lewis into a past and magical world. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

The second of two programmes in which leading thinkers present essays on original ideas.

Over the Sea to Sky. The metaphor

"white horses on the sea" leads Nigel Lewis into a past and magical world. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

Unknown: Nigel Lewis

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

Unknown: Nigel Lewis

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]

Over the Sea to Sky. Nigel Lewis enters a past and magical world where to be literal is to be very mad indeed. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]

Over the Sea to Sky. Nigel Lewis enters a past and magical world where to be literal is to be very mad indeed. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Five essays. 2: The Death of ButterfliesWith poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub. Reader Guillermo Leon.

Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Five essays. 2: The Death of ButterfliesWith poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub. Reader Guillermo Leon.

Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Reader: Miroslav Holub.

Reader: Guillermo Leon.

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Reader: Miroslav Holub.

Reader: Guillermo Leon.

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Five leading thinkers present essays on original ideas. 4: Satan and Us

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda tool. Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Five leading thinkers present essays on original ideas. 4: Satan and Us

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda tool. Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Unknown: Professor Elaine Pagels

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Unknown: Professor Elaine Pagels

Producer: Matt Thompson

The Bat19970614

A leading thinker presents an essay of an original idea.

`The Bat'.

Evolutionist Dr Richard Dawkins celebrates the bat, with field recordings by Dr Gareth Jones.

The Bat19970614

A leading thinker presents an essay of an original idea.

`The Bat'.

Evolutionist Dr Richard Dawkins celebrates the bat, with field recordings by Dr Gareth Jones.

01Over The Sea To Sky1997070519970809

`White horses on the sea', a metaphor which is more than mere description, leads Nigel Lewis into our past and magical world, where to be literal is to be very mad indeed.

01Over The Sea To Sky1997070519970809

`White horses on the sea', a metaphor which is more than mere description, leads Nigel Lewis into our past and magical world, where to be literal is to be very mad indeed.

02The Death Of Butterflies19970815

Poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub evokes the difference between megadeath and the mortality of the individual.

Reader Guillermo Leon.

02The Death Of Butterflies19970815

Poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub evokes the difference between megadeath and the mortality of the individual.

Reader Guillermo Leon.

04Satan And Us19970823

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda weapon cooked up in the wartime literature of early religious sects.

``Our image of Satan is an inverse image of how we define ourselves - and our enemies.''.

04Satan And Us19970823

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda weapon cooked up in the wartime literature of early religious sects.

``Our image of Satan is an inverse image of how we define ourselves - and our enemies.''.