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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.
The Story of Science
The Story of Science

   2010    History
In Search of
In Search of

   2018    Culture
The Secrets of Quantum Physics
The Secrets of Quantum Physics

   2014    Science
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
Human universe
Human universe

   2014    Technology
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
Tales by Light Season 2
Tales by Light Season 2

   2017    Nature