Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins and evolution of ideas and events which have shaped our age.

Episodes

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins and evolution of ideas and events which have shaped our age.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Socrates.

The Trial of Madame Bovary

Melvyn Bragg examines the literary sensation caused by Gustave Flaubert's novel.

Described at the trial as an affront to decent comportment and religious morality, the story of an adulterous housewife called Emma is a vital staging post in the development of realism.

Andy Martin, Mary Orr and Robert Gildea discuss Flaubert's day in court.