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BBC Radio 4: 1130am Transmission Date: 30 July 2019 Produced by Philippa Geering   We use our hands a lot. When we’re making something, we use our hands. When we’re doing something, we’re using our hands. To help us communicate to others through gesture and touch, our hands are in use. What do our hands really reveal…

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Andrey Levitskiy’s up for an award recognising his research which formed the basis of the programme he made with Overtone: New Church for the Red State broadcast on the BBC World Service. Andrey was shortlisted for the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards at Oxford University. One hundred years ago, the Russian Revolution of 1917 brought a radical…

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Migraine is a new Overtone documentary part of BBC Radio 4 series Art of Now, where sound artist Alice Trueman writes a specially commissioned musical score to explore migraine attacks and their possible link to creativity. Attempts to describe migraine have been made in visual arts and literature but here, for the first time, Alice Trueman creates…

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BBC Radio 4 Transmission Date Monday 18th March 2019, 11.00am Presented by Lucas Laursen Produced by Anna Scott-Brown In the first part of this double-bill documentary, Franco’s disappeared,  Lucas Laursen joins families searching for loved ones disappeared during Spain’s Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship. He starts at a rare repatriation of the remains of 22 men and women missing…

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BBC Radio 4 Transmission Date 26 February 2019 Produced by Philippa Geering   Social psychologist Dr Keon West explores racial bias, and the concepts of both conscious and unconscious bias, drawing on the latest psychological and sociological research. He examines common misconceptions surrounding racism and examines how bias is formed, asking how far we are responsible for…

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Tune into BBC Radio 4 next Friday and witness our poignant new programme “Seeing Unseen Children” about abusing parents who receive help to see themselves as the beacon of light their children need. To do this, the parents need to learn how to “see” their children – their feelings and needs. In doing so, they often…

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