Start the week

On Start the Week Jonathan Freedland journeys from the origin of life to the possibilities of new life-forms with the geneticist Adam Rutherford. Steve Jones updates the Bible from the point of view of modern science and Barbara Sahakian looks at our ability to make decisions, and whether ‘smart drugs’ should be used to boost our reactions. The artist Susan Aldworth is inspired by neuro-scientific imagery to explore the relationship between mind and body in her portraits of those with epilepsy and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.

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Start the week

Jonathan Freedland talks to Ken Loach, James Graham, David Boyle and Harriet Sergeant.

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The Long View

Jonathan Freedland presents the series that looks for the past behind the present.

BBC Hard Talk

In a Hardtalk Extra interview broadcast on Friday 7th October, Gavin Esler talks to Jonathan Freedland and David Baddiel.

This Week

Jonathan Freedland looks back on another exciting week in Westminster where the Speaker said his goodbyes and MPs’ expenses went public – well with a bit of blacking out here and there.

Gimme Some Truth

How the Bush administration is riding roughshod over the American Constitution, a piece commissioned by Yoko Ono for her Boxing Day special edition of BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

Newsnight Review

Jonathan joins the Newsnight Review panel to debate Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, Sinatra at the London Palladium, Nick Cave’s The Proposition and a new TV documentary series on Harold Wilson…

The Heaven and Earth Show

Jonathan will be on The Heaven and Earth Show on BBC 1 at 10.30 am on Sunday March 20 — presenting a short film about schools and the dilemmas of passing on identity to the next generation.