The Romantics were fascinated by the power of wild nature. But as industry and science sought to harness that same power, the ideas of the child, nature and scientific progress would collide in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A Romantic manifesto, the novel declares that children are sacred and need unconditional love. It also warns that nature is not to be trifled with or corrupted by science.
Reading of the poem with quirky visuals and some analysis
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas, At Grass by Philip Larkin, Musee des Beaux Arts by WH Auden, and I heard a fly buzz when I died by Emily Dickinson.
A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith, What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov, Piano by DH Lawrence and The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde.
Best selling historian Peter Ackroyd tells the story of the modern imagination, through the poets and novelists who pioneered an alternative way of living. Inspired by the French Revolution and the American Civil War, artists such as Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley replaced the rule of God, Church and Monarchy with the emotion, philosophy and intellect of the individual. Each strove for mental freedom from what William Blake called the 'mind forged manacles' of society and authority.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear by Edward Lear, The Red Wheelbarrow and To a Poor Old Woman by William Carlos Williams.
Follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. The group is under the guidance of psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. Tim is one of Australia's leaders in the new science of positive psychology and happiness, and has over 20 years experience as a clinical and academic psychologist. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
This two-part documentary series follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. With concerns ranging from super obesity to extreme under-eating, the five participants will work together at weekends over a two month period. They'll discover their strengths, learn to face their fears, work out what they really want from life and discover a path to get there. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
After just five weeks rehearsal the cast and crew of Breakfast at Tiffany's prepare for the first night preview. Can artistic director Sean Mathias repeat the astonishing success he had with 'Waiting For Godot'?
Presented by Fringe veteran Richard Piper, this documentary explores the attraction behind the Fringe by seeking the answers from first time performers at the 2008 festival.
At the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Anna Friel has been cast as Holly Golightly in the first ever stage production of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
In the final episode, graduation night at the Comedy Store is just days away. The students are burning the midnight oil to get their routines into shape. Nerves are frayed, insomnia is rife and teacher Rob spends day and night answering panic calls and emails. When the big night arrives, the pressure approaches boiling point. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Not since Woodstock has there been a concert with so much love. In the summer of 2004, an excited crowd of strangers board a bus to Brooklyn to join comedian Dave Chappelle at his block party. Meanwhile, at an undisclosed venue not far away, Dave is greeting musicians such as Jill Scott, The Fugees, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and Cody Chestnut, who have all come to perform at the party.
Salam Ziusudras last saw his father in 1982. His mother, Mey, remembers the exact moment: five-year-old Salam clinging to his Dad as Saddam Hussein's henchmen took Hussain Ziusudras away for 'questioning'. Almost 30 years later, Hussain's remains were found in a mass grave near Baghdad. It's this discovery that prompts Salam Father, Salam's deeply-moving quest to uncover who his Dad really was, and why he was murdered.
Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply 'Poem from Llanybri'.
After 177 sell out performances 'Waiting For Godot' closes at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Simon Callow and Ronald Pickup speak openly about an experience that has changed them all - forever.
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