The Art Of Rhetoric

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker, as sound-bite culture and media globalisation overwhelm the ancient art of eloquent speech.

Episodes

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01Rules Of Rhetoric2000010420061016 (BBC7)
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Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker throughout history.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker, starting with the great orators of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker. In this episode, he looks at Ancient Greece and Rome.

Examining the roots of rhetoric in ancient Greece and Rome.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker throughout history.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker. In this episode, he looks at Ancient Greece and Rome. Episode 1 of 4.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker. Examining the roots of rhetoric in ancient Greece and Rome. Episode 1 of 4.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker. He looks at Ancient Greece and Rome. Episode 1 of 4.

02Politicians And Persuasion2000010520061017 (BBC7)
20070904 BT=1315 (BBC7)
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20080226 (BBC7)
20081216 (BBC7)
20100120 (BBC7)
20100121 (BBC7)
20130714 (BBC7)
20130715 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart talks to Tony Benn and Anne Widdecombe about great parliamentary performers.

Simon Hoggart talks to Tony Benn and Anne Widdecombe about the great parliamentary performers, past and present.

Simon Hoggart examines great Parliamentary performers of the past and present.

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20061017 (BBC7)
20070904 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20070904 (BBC7)
20080226 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20081216 BT=1345 (BBC7)
20100121 (BBC7)
20130714 (BBC7)
20130715 (BBC7)
20170927 (BBC7)
20170928 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart talks to Tony Benn and Anne Widdecombe about great parliamentary performers.

Simon Hoggart talks to Tony Benn and Anne Widdecombe about the great parliamentary performers, past and present.

Simon Hoggart examines great Parliamentary performers of the past and present. Episode 2 of 4.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker

03Moving Minds2000010620170928 (BBC7)
20170929 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart examines the language of argument used in the church and the courts of law.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker

03Moving Minds2000011220000118
20061018 (BBC7)
20070905 BT=1315 (BBC7)
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20080227 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20081217 BT=1345 (BBC7)
20100122 (BBC7)
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20170928 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart examines the language of argument used in the church and the courts of law.

Simon Hoggart examines the language of argument used in the two great theatres of rhetoric - the church and the courts of law.

Simon Hoggart takes a look at the language of argument in the courts of law and the church. Episode 3 of 4.

04Speech And Spin2000010720170929 (BBC7)
20170930 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart considers the future of spontaneous public speaking.

Simon Hoggart charts the progress of the persuasive public speaker

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20130728 (BBC7)
20130729 (BBC7)
20170929 (BBC7)
Simon Hoggart considers the future of spontaneous public speaking.

Simon Hoggart considers the future of spontaneous public speaking, as technology continues to shape the world of communication.

What does the future hold for the spontaneous speaker as cyberspace continues to shape the world of communication?