The Violence Files

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950103]

Landmines of the Soul

Reservoir Dogs, Death Wish and Natural Born Killers are arguably some of the most violent films ever made. Does their gruesome content reflect an ever-increasing brutalisation of our culture? Or are film-makers simply exploiting the more volatile side of human nature? In the first of a new series, Edward Stourton talks to directors, cultural analysts, psychiatrists and others about the impact that violent films and videos are having on society.

Producer Sue Davies. Rptd Saturday 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950103]

Talks: Edward Stourton

Producer: Sue Davies.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950107]

Landmines of the Soul. In the first of a new series, Edward Stourton explores the impact that violent films and videos are having on society. Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950107]

Unknown: Edward Stourton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950114]

2: Marmalade Droppers. While deploring the impact of violence on our society, many people nonetheless find it fascinating. Edward Stourton investigates why this bleaker side of human nature is the one which sells newspapers.

Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950117]

White Knuckles. Fear of crime, especially violent crime, is at an all-time high. Yet violent crime itself has risen only a little, if at all, and the chances of being a victim of random violence remain tiny. So who is responsible for this gap between perception and reality? In the last of the series, Edward Stourton talks to police officers, criminologists and politicians and finds that all accept some share of the blame. But perhaps the public must face up to the part played by its own tastes: fear of violence can be as exciting as a white-knuckle ride on a rollercoaster. Producer Sue Davies. Rptd Sat 5.00pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950121]

3: White Knuckles. Fear of crime, especially violent crime, is at an all-time high. Yet violent crime itself has risen only a little, if at all. So who is responsible for this gap between perception and reality?

Edward Stourton investigates. Repeated from Tuesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950121]
Programme Catalogue - Details: White Knuckles19950121

First broadcast on 1995-01-17

Producer: S. DAVIES

Previous in series: 2. MARMALADE DROPPERS

Description

Fear of violent crime is at an all time high but should the public face up to the contribution its own tastes make to this high level of social anxiety?

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

violence

fear

statistics

crime

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1995 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1995 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Stourton

Sue Davies (Producer)

Ivan Lawrence (Speaker)

William Rees-Mogg (Speaker)

Oliver Stone (Speaker)

Dan Crompton (Speaker)

David Canter (Speaker)

Anthony Giddens (Speaker)

Mary Tuck (Speaker)

Clive Emsley (Speaker)

John Masterson (Speaker)

Peter Bagshaw (Speaker)

Philip Schlesinger (Speaker)

Delroy King (Speaker)

Christopher Nuttall (Speaker)

Lee Boardmen (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

03 LASTWhite Knuckles1995011719950121

First broadcast on 1995-01-17

Producer: S. DAVIES

Previous in series: 2. MARMALADE DROPPERS

Description

Fear of violent crime is at an all time high but should the public face up to the contribution its own tastes make to this high level of social anxiety?

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

violence

fear

statistics

crime

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1995 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1995 17:00-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Edward Stourton

Sue Davies (Producer)

Ivan Lawrence (Speaker)

William Rees-Mogg (Speaker)

Oliver Stone (Speaker)

Dan Crompton (Speaker)

David Canter (Speaker)

Anthony Giddens (Speaker)

Mary Tuck (Speaker)

Clive Emsley (Speaker)

John Masterson (Speaker)

Peter Bagshaw (Speaker)

Philip Schlesinger (Speaker)

Delroy King (Speaker)

Christopher Nuttall (Speaker)

Lee Boardmen (Speaker).

Fear of crime, especially violent crime, is at an all-time high. Yet violent crime itself has risen only a little, if at all. So who is responsible for this gap between perception and reality?

Edward Stourton investigates. Repeated from Tuesday

White Knuckles. Fear of crime, especially violent crime, is at an all-time high. Yet violent crime itself has risen only a little, if at all, and the chances of being a victim of random violence remain tiny. So who is responsible for this gap between perception and reality? In the last of the series, Edward Stourton talks to police officers, criminologists and politicians and finds that all accept some share of the blame. But perhaps the public must face up to the part played by its own tastes: fear of violence can be as exciting as a white-knuckle ride on a rollercoaster. Producer Sue Davies. Rptd Sat 5.00pm