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Apocalypse: The Idea of The End - 16th November 2016

Apocalypse: The Idea of The End - 16th November 2016

In this three part series, historian and broadcaster Tamsin Rosewell looks at the history of the idea and images that surround the apocalypse. From Ragnarok, through to The Book of Revelation and our modern scientific concerns about astronomical events and human-created disaster, Rosewell explores how our ideas have changed - and where our preoccupations have stayed the same. This show brings together interviews with scientists, art historians, ecclesiastical archivists, award-winning novelists, bloggers and political advisors to take an uncomfortably close look at something that has fascinated us for thousands of years: the idea of the end. This week: Part 2: A Pleasing Terror.

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