Audio Documentaries and Features

2019

According to the most recent Home Office statistics, the largest national grouping held in slavery here in the UK is British. Sangita Myska uncovers the hidden story of these victims, revealing who they are and how their enslavement can happen within the UK’s borders. Speaking to Emilie Martin of the Salvation Army, the Independent Anti-Slavery…

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BBC Radio 4: 13:30pm Transmission Date: 4 August 2019 Produced by Adam Fowler We follow Adam Fowler as he records artists at work in different locations – from the ramparts of a ruined Northumberland castle to a small, echoing chamber – to test how their creativity is affected by the acoustics of a space. There has been plenty…

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Hands

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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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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