Twelfth Night, gender and cross-dressing
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Twelfth Night, gender and cross-dressing

Clip from Shakespeare Uncovered

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Globe actors and critics discuss the way William Shakespeare plays with gender and cross-dressing in declarations of love.

Globe actors and critics discuss the way William Shakespeare plays with gender and cross-dressing in declarations of love.

William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

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Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Charlotte's second message
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Charlotte's second message

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte decides to write another word in the web. Why does Wilbur choose 'terrific'? What other words do the animals come up with? How do you feel when people come together ...

Charlotte decides to write another word in the web. Why does Wilbur choose 'terrific'? What other words do the animals come up with? How do you feel when people come together to help you? Can you think of any synonyms for 'terrific'?

Charlotte's first message
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Charlotte's first message

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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What does Charlotte write in her web? Why do you think she writes this message? How do the Zuckermans react when they see the message?

What does Charlotte write in her web? Why do you think she writes this message? How do the Zuckermans react when they see the message?

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox

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Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

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A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

The Gruffalo
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The Gruffalo

Clip from The Gruffalo

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A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

Shakespeare still relevant today
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Shakespeare still relevant today

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It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how ...

It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how influential Shakespeare was including a number of words and famous phrases he invented and why his work still resonates in modern times.

William Blake's The Tyger
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William Blake's The Tyger

Clip from Arrows Of Desire

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A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Oliver Phommavanh reads  excerpts from his books
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Oliver Phommavanh reads excerpts from his books

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Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
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Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

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A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Judith Wright introduction
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Judith Wright introduction

Clip from IOU: Judith Wright

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Australian poet Judith Wright's childhood is briefly discussed, with a rare interview and a reading of "For New England".

Australian poet Judith Wright's childhood is briefly discussed, with a rare interview and a reading of "For New England".

Gender in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Gender in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Clip from Shakespeare Uncovered

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Globe actors and critics discuss gender and actor cross-dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Globe actors and critics discuss gender and actor cross-dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Wilbur talks with Charlotte
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Wilbur talks with Charlotte

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Wilbur talks with Charlotte before he goes to sleep. Can you think of another word for 'converse'? What does 'nocturnal' mean? Do you know of any nocturnal animals?

Wilbur talks with Charlotte before he goes to sleep. Can you think of another word for 'converse'? What does 'nocturnal' mean? Do you know of any nocturnal animals?

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach
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Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain

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Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary
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Harry Potter's 20th anniversary

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Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the ...

Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the books and movies.

Charlotte's Web opening scene
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Charlotte's Web opening scene

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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Fern saves the runt from the axe. Why does Fern's dad get the axe? How does Fern convince her father to let her keep the runt? What is the significance of the frypan? How ...

Fern saves the runt from the axe. Why does Fern's dad get the axe? How does Fern convince her father to let her keep the runt? What is the significance of the frypan? How does the opening scene in the film differ from the opening scene in the book?

Templeton spills the beans
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Templeton spills the beans

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Wilbur saves Charlotte from being captured by Fern's brother. Templeton says 'Ironic isn't it? He saved you and they're saving him for Christmas.' What does Templeton mean? ...

Wilbur saves Charlotte from being captured by Fern's brother. Templeton says 'Ironic isn't it? He saved you and they're saving him for Christmas.' What does Templeton mean? Why does a 'spring pig rarely gets to see the snows of winter?'