The State We're In

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19950729A six-part portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. A Troubled Start. The political upheaval and violence that surrounded the formation of Northern Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950729A six-part portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. A Troubled Start. The political upheaval and violence that surrounded the formation of Northern Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950730Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
19950730Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
19950805A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 2: Neighbours. The sometimes strained relationship with Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

19950805A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 2: Neighbours. The sometimes strained relationship with Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

19950806Repeated from yesterday
19950806Repeated from yesterday
19950812A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 3: The political considerations surrounding the media. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950812A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 3: The political considerations surrounding the media. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950813
19950813Repeated from yesterday
19950813Repeated from yesterday
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A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 4: Body and Soul. The political considerations which have overshadowed sport, health, welfare and the churches.

Producer Louis Edmondson

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

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19950819'A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 4: Body and Soul. The political considerations which have overshadowed sport, health, welfare and the churches.

Producer Louis Edmondson

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm'

19950819A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 4: Body and Soul. The political considerations which have overshadowed sport, health, welfare and the churches.

Producer Louis Edmondson

Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

19950820
19950820Repeated from yesterday
19950820Repeated from yesterday
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A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 5: Living and Learning. The changes in housing, industry, farming and education. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

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19950826'A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 5: Living and Learning. The changes in housing, industry, farming and education. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm'
19950826A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 5: Living and Learning. The changes in housing, industry, farming and education. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950827
19950827Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
19950827Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
19950902"

The final part of a portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. Under Control. The political role played by the police and army, the legal system, paramilitaries and local and regional government. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm

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19950902'The final part of a portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. Under Control. The political role played by the police and army, the legal system, paramilitaries and local and regional government. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm'
19950902The final part of a portrait of 75 years of Northern Ireland. Under Control. The political role played by the police and army, the legal system, paramilitaries and local and regional government. Producer Louis Edmondson Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
19950903
19950903Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
19950903Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
20190901The globe-trotting poetry series returns. Poet Imtiaz Dharker explores exciting voices from around the world in their own languages and in translation.

In this episode, she hears poems written in Icelandic, in Hindustani from India, and in Amharic from Ethiopia. While thinking about the phrase "The State We’re In", she explores how these three poets have written about injustices and citizenship in very different ways.

There’s Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir, an impressive young voice from Reykjavik’s vibrant poetry scene. She serves up perceptive social criticism and environmental concern with wry humour and understated Scandinavian dread. Imtiaz talks to her about poems inspired by the Icelandic financial crisis of 2008 and internet search engines. The English translations are by KB Thors.

Hussain Haidry is a spoken word poet living in Mumbai. In his poem Hindustani Musalmaan, or Indian Muslim, he explores the many influences that make up his identity and refuses to be defined by just one aspect – being a Muslim. It struck a chord a couple of years ago when it was widely shared on social media. Imtiaz talks to him and recalls her time living in Mumbai.

Finally, Imtiaz discovers Ethiopia’s rich tradition of "wax and gold" poetry, where satire runs just below the superficial meaning. We hear poems with a political twist from Zewdu Milikit, a poet from the ancient city of Gondar in the north west of Ethiopia. The translations from the original Amharic are by poet Chris Beckett, who we also hear.

Producer: Caroline Hughes

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

The globe-trotting poetry series returns, presented by poet Imtiaz Dharker.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Under Control19950902Producer: L. EDMONDSON

Next in series: 31 March 2002

Previous in series: PART 5 LIVING AND LEARNING

Broadcast history

02 Sep 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Sep 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-30

Recorded on 1995-08-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Under Control19950903First broadcast on 1995-09-02

Producer: L. EDMONDSON

Next in series: 31 March 2002

Previous in series: PART 5 LIVING AND LEARNING

Broadcast history

02 Sep 1995 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Sep 1995 20:30-21:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-30

Recorded on 1995-08-30.