The Big Umbrella

The first of five programmes in which leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas.

Episodes

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Five leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas. 1: Over the Sea to Sky. "White horses on the sea" - a metaphor that is more than mere description - leads

Nigel Lewis into our past, where to be literal is to be very mad indeed.

Senes producer Matt Thompson

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Unknown: Nigel Lewis

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960809]

Five leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas. 2: The Death of Butterflies. Miroslav

Holub celebrates the death of the butterfly. Borges read by Gullermo Leon. Series producer Matt Thompson

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Read By: Gullermo Leon.

Producer: Matt Thompson

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Five leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas. 3: The Bat. Evolutionist Dr Richard Dawkins celebrates the bat. With field recordings by Dr Gareth Jones. Series producer Matt Thompson

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Unknown: Dr Richard Dawkins

Unknown: Dr Gareth Jones.

Producer: Matt Thompson

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Five leading thinkers present original essays. 4: Rrst Take a Devil

Prof Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda weapon. Series producer Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960823]

Unknown: Prof Elaine Pagels

Producer: Matt Thompson

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The last programme in which five leading thinkers present radiophonic essays on original ideas.

5: Sweet Soul Music. Rogan Taylor takes a cerebral look at rock 'n' roll.

Producer Mark Burman

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Music: Rogan Taylor

Producer: Mark Burman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

The second of two programmes in which leading thinkers present essays on original ideas.

Over the Sea to Sky. The metaphor

"white horses on the sea" leads Nigel Lewis into a past and magical world. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

Unknown: Nigel Lewis

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]

Over the Sea to Sky. Nigel Lewis enters a past and magical world where to be literal is to be very mad indeed. Producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970808]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Five essays. 2: The Death of ButterfliesWith poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub. Reader Guillermo Leon.

Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970815]

Reader: Miroslav Holub.

Reader: Guillermo Leon.

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Five leading thinkers present essays on original ideas. 4: Satan and Us

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda tool. Series producer Matt Thompson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Unknown: Professor Elaine Pagels

Producer: Matt Thompson

The Bat19970614

A leading thinker presents an essay of an original idea.

`The Bat'.

Evolutionist Dr Richard Dawkins celebrates the bat, with field recordings by Dr Gareth Jones.

01Over The Sea To Sky1997070519970809

`White horses on the sea', a metaphor which is more than mere description, leads Nigel Lewis into our past and magical world, where to be literal is to be very mad indeed.

02The Death Of Butterflies19970815

Poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub evokes the difference between megadeath and the mortality of the individual.

Reader Guillermo Leon.

04Satan And Us19970823

Professor Elaine Pagels believes the Devil originated as a propaganda weapon cooked up in the wartime literature of early religious sects.

``Our image of Satan is an inverse image of how we define ourselves - and our enemies.''.