Across The Red Line

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0101Is It Ok To Be Wary Of Those From Other Backgrounds?20180103

Anne McElvoy and Gabrielle Rifkind are joined by Charles Moore and Hugh Muir.

Anne McElvoy takes guests and listeners alike to the edges of their certainties. She brings together two figures who are active in the public debate on opposed sides of a political question.

Anne is joined by conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind to lead the two guests through a series of structured conversations to encourage them to air the personal experiences, instincts and feelings that underpin their public positions. Together Anne and Gabrielle invite guests to do something that doesn't often feature in debates: really listen to each other.

Joining the discussion this week are Charles Moore, former editor and now columnist at the Daily Telegraph and Hugh Muir, Associate Editor for the Guardian's Opinion pages.

Producer: Sarah Shebbeare.

0102Is Equality A Good Thing In Itself?20180110

Anne McElvoy and Gabrielle Rifkind are joined by Fraser Nelson and Zoe Williams.

Anne McElvoy takes guests and listeners alike to the edges of their certainties. She brings together two figures who are active in the public debate on opposed sides of a political question.

Anne is joined by conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind to lead the two guests through a series of structured conversations to encourage them to air the personal experiences, instincts and feelings that underpin their public positions. Together Anne and Gabrielle invite guests to do something that doesn't often feature in debates: really listen to each other.

Joining the discussion this week are Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator and Zoe Williams, author and columnist for the Guardian.

0103Should We All Be Feminists?20180117

Anne McElvoy is joined by Joan Smith and Laura Perrins.

Anne McElvoy takes guests and listeners alike to the edges of their certainties. She brings together two figures who are active in the public debate on opposed sides of a principle.

Anne is joined by conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind to lead the two guests through a series of structured conversations to encourage them to air the personal experiences, instincts and feelings that underpin their public positions. Together Anne and Gabrielle invite guests to do something that doesn't often feature in debates: really listen to each other.

Joining the discussion this week to discuss whether 'we should all be feminists' are author, journalist and human rights activist Joan Smith, and former barrister and now co-editor of The Conservative Woman, Laura Perrins.

0104 LASTCan Physical Force And Violence Be Politically Justified?20180124

Anne McElvoy and Gabrielle Rifkind are joined by Timothy Stanley and Mark Serwotka.

Anne McElvoy takes guests and listeners alike to the edges of their certainties. She brings together two figures who are active in the public debate on opposed sides of a political question.

Anne is joined by conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind to lead the two guests through a series of structured conversations to encourage them to air the personal experiences, instincts and feelings that underpin their public positions. Together Anne and Gabrielle invite guests to do something that doesn't often feature in debates: really listen to each other.

Joining Anne and Gabrielle this week, to discuss whether direct action, physical force and even violence can be politically justified are Timothy Stanley, author and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, and Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is Assisted Dying Morally Wrong?2018081520180818 (R4)

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Polly Toynbee, columnist for the Guardian, and Melanie McDonagh, writer for the London Evening Standard and the Spectator, to discuss the question: 'Is Assisted Dying Morally Wrong?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is Assisted Dying Morally Wrong?20180815

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Polly Toynbee, columnist for the Guardian, and Melanie McDonagh, writer for the London Evening Standard and the Spectator, to discuss the question: 'Is Assisted Dying Morally Wrong?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is English Nationalism Toxic?2018080120180804 (R4)

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this first edition of the new series, Anne brings together Nick Cohen, columnist for the Observer and Simon Heffer, columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, to debate the question 'Is English Nationalism Toxic?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is English Nationalism Toxic?20180801

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this first edition of the new series, Anne brings together Nick Cohen, columnist for the Observer and Simon Heffer, columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, to debate the question 'Is English Nationalism Toxic?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is Tax a Burden?2018082220180825 (R4)

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Editor-in-Chief of The Canary, and Juliet Samuel, columnist for the Daily Telegraph, to discuss the question: 'Is Tax a Burden?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is Tax a Burden?20180822

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Editor-in-Chief of The Canary, and Juliet Samuel, columnist for the Daily Telegraph, to discuss the question: 'Is Tax a Burden?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is 'Victim Culture' an Obstacle to Justice?2018080820180811 (R4)

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Joanna Williams, Associate Editor of Spiked, and Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party, to debate the question: 'Is 'Victim Culture' an Obstacle to Justice?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.

02Is 'Victim Culture' an Obstacle to Justice?20180808

Anne McElvoy, with Gabrielle Rifkind, invites two opposed figures to listen to each other.

Anne McElvoy invites figures on opposed sides of a political issue to listen to each other

Anne McElvoy returns with the series that asks figures from opposing sides of a political issue to listen to each other, and explore the roots of each other's beliefs, with the help of conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind.

In this edition, Anne brings together Joanna Williams, Associate Editor of Spiked, and Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party, to debate the question: 'Is 'Victim Culture' an Obstacle to Justice?'

Producer: Phil Tinline.