The Reith Lectures - Managing Monsters

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940126]

Six Myths of Our Time. In this seriesof lectures, MarinaWamer takes different flashpoints in today's society and relates them to stories from mythology and fairy tale which contininue to grip the contemporary imagination.

1: Monstrous Mothers: Womenoverthe Top. Tonight's lecture looks at the current scare over single mothers and relates this to the she-monsters of ancient Greek tragedy, tracing them through to the work of modern writers.

Producer Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940126]

Producer: Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940202]

Six Myths of Our Time

Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythologyto present a critique of modern Britain.

2: Boys Will Be Boys: The Making of the Male.From Frankensteinto Btaderunner , survival is getting tough. Producer Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940202]

Unknown: Frankensteinto Btaderunner

Producer: Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940209]

Six Myths of Our Time

Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythologyto present a critique of modern Britain.

3: Little Angels, Little Devils: Keeping Childhood Innocent

From Peter Panto Poltergeist, the burden of dreams that children bear.

Producer Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940223]

Six Myths of Our Time

Marina Warner gives the fifth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.

Cannibal Tales: The Hunger for Conquest. From The Tempestto Hannibal Lecter either we eat them or they eat us.

Readers Robert Stephens and Nigel Carrington. Producer Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940223]

Unknown: Hannibal Lecter

Readers: Robert Stephens

Readers: Nigel Carrington.

Producer: Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940302]

Six Myths of Our Time

Marina Warner gives the last of her talks. Home: Our Famous Island Race. From the Cabinet War Rooms to cardboard city, British identity is changing.

Readers Robert Stephens and Nigel Carrington Producer Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940302]

Readers: Robert Stephens

Readers: Nigel Carrington

Producer: Elizabeth Burke