Friday, 20 November 2009

Some Programmes to Listen To

I've just noticed that there is a play on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, 2:30, which is a version of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" trial in Tennessee. This is not the theatre or film version, which was revived recently at the Old Vic, but is based on the actual trial transcript.

I wonder if anyone will similarly dramatise the more recent Dover trial of "Intelligent Design".

Also, the "Essay" series on BBC Radio 3, weekdays 11 pm, is returning to its "Enlightenment Voices" theme with five programmes on Mary Wollstonecraft.

1 comment:

  1. The essays last week, most of which I've just got round to listening to, were on Adam Smith and David Hume and other figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. There are only a few days, or hours, left to listen again. Simon Blackburn is rather good on Hume.

    Another programme I listened to was the first in the series "The Infinite Monkey Cage" which combines scientists like Brian Cox with humorists like Robin Ince. It was all a bit of a gabbled muddle however. Perhaps it will improve.