The Index

Episodes

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0101The Builder19990621

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby.

1: `The Builder'.

Ruth Richardson and Richard Thorne reveal the secrets contained in the pages of a Victorian architectural journal.

0102The Herbarium19990622

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby.

2: `The Herbarium'.

A visit to an organic index to the natural world - a collection of millions of pressed plants.

0103The Great War1999062319991114

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby.

3: `The Great War'.

Christopher Bigsby rummages through some three million records of men who enlisted in the First World War, and finds his ancestors went AWOL.

0104The Index Index19990624

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby.

4: `The Index Index'.

Christopher Bigsby visits the offices of the Index on Censorship where he meets Chinese dissident poet Yang Lian

0105The Biography19990625

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby.

5: `The Biography'.

Christopher Bigsby meets biographer Richard Holmes and his indexer Douglas Matthews at the home of the creator of fake indexes, Malcolm Bradbury.