Inside Culture

Series 5

Series 5, Episode 5

3.0 20 x
Mary Beard brings her trademark wit and probing curiosity to an interview with a very special guest - Booker-nominated British-Turkish novelist Elif Shafak.

Series 5, Episode 4 - Can Art Save the Planet?

3.0 16 x
Shahidha Bari teams up with artists, poets, comics and musicians to investigate the role that the arts can play in exploring and processing the threat to our planet from catastrophic climate change.

Series 5, Episode 3 - The Art of Crying

3.0 21 x
Mary Beard is joined by actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson to talk tears, dissecting some of Emma’s most famous on-screen weeps and explore the role that crying plays both in art and in real life.

Series 5, Episode 2 - Back to the 90s

4.0 10 x
Whether it’s in fashion and music or on our TV and cinema screens, the 90s are well and truly back. Shahidha Bari takes a look at the reasons why.

Series 5, Episode 1 - Women on Top

3.0 28 x
Mary Beard explores how thousands of years of stories and images stereotyping women have shaped our thinking and what this means for women who are in positions of power today.
Series 4

Series 4, Episode 5 - Down Under

4.0 28 x
Mary Beard investigates the ongoing history of creative connection and cultural exchange between Britain and Australia and asks what that relationship looks like today.

Series 4, Episode 4 - How We Read

4.0 37 x
Shahidha Bari takes the reins for this episode of Inside Culture, which celebrates the joy of books and asks whether the way we read is changing.

Series 4, Episode 3 - Back to School

3.0 13 x
Mary Beard asks why we are drawn to literature, theatre, TV and film that take us ‘back to school’. She meets authors Philip Pullman and Liz Pichon to discuss the enduring popularity of these stories.

Series 4, Episode 2 - When Mary Met Hillary Clinton

3.0 35 x
In this very special episode of Inside Culture, Mary Beard meets former US Secretary of State, First Lady, senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Series 4, Episode 1 - Why We Laugh

3.0 28 x
Mary Beard asks why we laugh and explores what laughter can tell us about ourselves, our relationships and the world we live in.