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Birth of the British Novel

   2011    Art
Author Henry Hitchings explores the lives and works of Britain's radical and pioneering 18th-century novelists who, in just 80 years, established all the literary genres we recognise today. It was a golden age of creativity led by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Fanny Burney and William Godwin, amongst others. Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Tom Jones and Tristram Shandy are novels that still sparkle with audacity and innovation. On his journey through 18th-century fiction, Hitchings reveals how the novel was more than mere entertainment, it was also a subversive hand-grenade that would change British society for the better. He travels from the homes of Britain's great and good to its lowliest prisons, meeting contemporary writers like Martin Amis, Will Self, Tom McCarthy and Jenny Uglow on the way.
Space Race
Space Race

   2005    Technology
How the Universe Works Season 6
How the Universe Works Season 6

   2018    Science
Nature Great Events
Nature Great Events

   2009    Nature
Wings
Wings

      Nature
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

   2012    Culture
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD

   2011    History
Art of Spain
Art of Spain

   2008    Art