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Patrick Gyger, Thomas Page McBee and Stuart A Staples

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4 June 2017

Episode 413

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Historian and writer Patrick Gyger joins us to talk through London’s Barbican Centre’s new sci-fi showcase ‘Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction’. Plus, author Thomas Page McBee discusses gender and his book ‘Man Alive’, and Stuart A Staples of the band Tindersticks explains his new film ‘Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F Percy Smith’.

4 June 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Henry Rees-Sheridan on next week’s potential news and last week’s actual news.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Patrick Gyger

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‘Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction’ at London’s Barbican Centre collects some 800 works showcasing the past and future of science fiction. Curator Patrick Gyger joins the Weekly team to talk us through it.

13 minutes

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Thomas Page McBee

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Thomas Page McBee is well placed to reflect on the idea of what it means to be a man in 2017 – having begun his life as a woman. The writer’s new book ‘Man Alive’ looks at his journey of gender transition.

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Chapter 4

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Stuart A Staples

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Best known as the singer of the band Tindersticks, Stuart A Staples’ latest project is a film: ‘Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F Percy Smith’ – looking at the work of a groundbreaking filmmaker from the early 20th century.

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