Audio Documentaries and Features

2018

Overtone programmes released in 2018.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Keon West and Philippa Geering explore the global rise in naturism. No longer seen as a cultish fad of the 70s, it is increasingly gaining ground around the world, not only in Europe and the US, but also in countries such as Senegal and India. Presented by Dr. Keon West Produced by Philippa…

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What do the working class heroes of 1960s cinema say about class in the Britain of 2018? Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Woodfall films from a time when the working class was at the forefront of visions of the future. The BFI’s senior…

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A return of the Overtone hit which uses digital technology to allow a living person to have a ‘conversation’ with someone no longer with us, using clips from the archives.   “Adam Fowler is a weaver of dreams. Every early afternoon last week, Radio 4 featured another five of his uniquely fabricated conversations with dead…

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In the wake of recent political upheavals, psychotherapist Philippa Perry examines the role that humiliation plays, at personal, economic and political levels. Perry speaks to the clinical psychologist Professor Paul Gilbert about this emotion, from the evolution of humankind to the 21st Century. She also talks to sociologist Professor Victor Seidler whose perspective is shaped…

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Fifty years after the Biafran war, Afua Hirsch scrutinises the explosion of news coverage with its defining images of hungry black children, revealing how messages were manipulated and a particular idea of ‘Africa’ fixed in public imagination. It changed the way aid agencies work and how Britain saw the world.     Presented by Afua…

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Anglo-Spanish artist Sonia Boué charts an artistic journey that sees her retracing (in reverse) the exile of her father José María Garcia Lora, upon leaving Spain during the Civil War. Partly in response to the current unrest in Catalonia we end up in Barcelona, a seminal place of memory for Sonia and whose fall in…

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