As featured in episode 112, there’s a new play on at the Soho Theatre based on the diaries of former Labour MP Chris Mullin. To mark this the Soho Theatre also hosted a debate on politics and the arts, chaired by Channel 4 News political correspondent Michael Crick and featuring Labour MP Diane Abbott, LibDem MP Don Foster, artistic director Steve Marmion and John Hodgkinson, who played Chris Mullin in the play.
You can hear the play here: (And go see the play, it’s ace!)
This week we take a journey across time and space as we look forward to the Mars Science Lab mission, and talk about a new play that takes a look back into recent history through the medium of former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s diaries. We also speak to Marcus Chown about his new book and are scared by news of what the SOPA act could mean for the internet.
Mars Science Lab (1:40) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Cousins) SOPA (9:42) by James Firth (ft Cathy Gellis) Darknet (19:07) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hose Manuel) Curing Cancer (26:54) by Matt Kaiser The BBC & Open Access (33:34) by Pete Hague Tweeting the Universe (38:32) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown) A Walk On Part (47:11) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Steve Marmion, John Hodgkinson, Michael Crick, Diane Abbott and Don Foster) Solipsism (54:57) by Sean Ellis The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two Thanks to Hayley Stevens and Dave for supplying the dogs (!)