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6 December 2015

Episode 335

55 minutes

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards look at map-making with rare-book collector Daniel Crouch, take a surreal trip into the thoughts of John Lennon with author Kevin Barry and meet Roger W Smith, the master watchmaker whose timepieces take years to make and sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

6 December 2015

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Introduction

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Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck are joined by Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli to look back on the past seven days and to try to forecast the week ahead.

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Daniel Crouch

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Rare-book dealer Daniel Crouch talks Andrew and Tom through a new title from Phaidon ‘Map: Exploring the World’, which Crouch and his fellow cartography experts have helped compile.

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Kevin Barry

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Irish author Kevin Barry talks to Monocle’s Tom Hall about his darkly comic and surreal new novel ‘Beatlebone’, told from the perspective of a post-Beatles John Lennon looking to find himself and lose the press on his own private island.

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Roger W Smith

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Roger W Smith is a master watchmaker based in the Isle of Man and subject of documentary ‘The Watchmaker’s Apprentice’. His intricate timepieces take months and years to create and sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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