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Stephen Fry and Grayson Perry Discuss handwriting as art

Fry’s English Delight:  new series of Stephen Fry’s ever popular interrogation of this Lish we call Eng, starts 5th February 2017 at 1330 with Grayson Perry helping Stephen examine the physicality of text.  All 33  are available here:

Inconspicuous Consumption  second  series which takes a personal look at the kinds of cultural consumption people usually take for granted,  on BBC iplayer

Eating and Watching.  Peter Curran investigates the century old link between munching and movies.  The humble lettuce helps tell the story

Listening and Driving.  26th January 2017 1130am  Laura Barton explores a common cultural experience that people take for granted – the music  we choose  when we’re in the car

Clockface  2nd February 2017 1130am   Why has the old fashioned clockface survived?  Comedian and presenter Aatif Nawaz  assesses an ancient  interface measuring something valuable yet intangible – time.  He’s helped by Suzanne Wong of Revolution magazine

nasheTestbed is supplying bespoke audio/podcasts for the  University of Newcastle’s Thomas Nashe Project.  Nashe – University Wit and possibly  Shakespeare collaborator,  a pornographer and provocative pamphleteer when the term ‘professional writer’ was unheard of.