Last Watched

"Jonathan Swift"  Sort by

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.
Science and Islam
Science and Islam

   2017    History
Earthflight
Earthflight

   2012    Nature
Motivation
Motivation

   2017    Culture
The Story of the Jews
The Story of the Jews

   2013    History
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Science
The Life of Mammals
The Life of Mammals

   2002    Nature
Life of a Universe
Life of a Universe

   2017    Science
Life Story
Life Story

   2014    Nature