Inside Culture With Mary Beard

Series 2

Series 2, Episode 6

4.0 13 x
In a special programme to end this series, Mary is in conversation with British writer Jed Mercurio, the mastermind behind hit show Line of Duty.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Other Worlds

3.0 17 x
Mary Beard talks to cultural creatives who make other worlds for our exploration and delight, including Booker Prize winner Marlon James and the Lyceum's artistic director, David Greig.

Series 2, Episode 4 - Fact v Fiction

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Why is there such a fuss about the difference between fact and fiction? Mary talks to actor Jason Watkins about the difference between playing real and fictional characters.

Series 2, Episode 3 - Audiences and Spectacle...

3.0 24 x
Do audiences matter, and what is their role? Mary talks to sports stars about how the loss of the crowd affects their performance, as well as attending her first Twitter listening party.

Series 2, Episode 2

3.0 15 x
Mary is examining our rapidly changing language: what is it and why do we fight about it? She meets deaf musician Dame Evelyn Glennie, who discusses how her life has been affected by the pandemic.

Series 2, Episode 1

3.0 16 x
Hot on the heels of the US presidential inauguration, Mary talks to Armando Iannucci and David Olusoga, asking how comedians and satirists adjust to new regimes.
Series 1

Series 1, Episode 5

3.0 17 x
Mary talks to award-winning filmmaker and Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen, discussing his views on growing up in London and his new BBC One anthology series Small Axe.

Series 1, Episode 4

3.0 27 x
Mary examines what the future holds for museums post-lockdown, venturing out of her study to the British Museum to take on the role of museum guide.

Series 1, Episode 3

4.0 22 x
Mary inhabits the worlds of architecture and fashion to analyse how we live now, during a pandemic, and fulfils a 40-year-long dream of reuniting the cast of renowned 1970s BBC drama I, Claudius.

Series 1, Episode 2

4.0 15 x
Mary talks to Emmy-nominated actor Brian Cox and Bernardine Evaristo, who last year shared the Booker Prize with Margaret Atwood, and discusses how awards shape what art is created.