A History Of Reading In Five Volumes

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19961026]

A five-part series which explores the impact of reading on people's lives, from the Middle Ages to the present. 1: After the Flood

Don Fowler compares the introduction of printing with the modern revolution in information technology. Producer Beaty Rubens

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961026]

Unknown: Don Fowler

Producer: Beaty Rubens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961027]

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961102]

2: A Choice of Meanings. In the second of this series on the impact of reading on people's lives, Don Fowler , a child of the sixties himself, explores the history of reading as a subversive act, from Berkeley to the Boul' Mich, from Commonwealth London to the China of the Cultural Revolution.

Producer Beaty Rubens

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961103]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961109]

3: Women Take to the Page

Don Fowler examines the history of rhetoric against women's reading and asks why women now spend so much more time than men with books. Producer Abigail Appleton

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961109]

Unknown: Don Fowler

Producer: Abigail Appleton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961110]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961116]

4: A Fog of Print. From railway bookstalls to advertising posters, Don Fowler examines how 19th-century steam technology revolutionised print production and reading. Producer Abigail Appleton

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961116]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961123]

5: Reading the Future

The final volume in the series examines current debates about the future of reading. Contributions from singer and passionate reader

Thomas Allen , cultural critics Richard Hoggart and George Steiner , and novelist Celia Brayfield.

Producers Abigail Appleton and Beaty Rubens Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961123]

Reader: Thomas Allen

Unknown: Richard Hoggart

Unknown: George Steiner

Unknown: Celia Brayfield.

Producers: Abigail Appleton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961124]