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Free Thinking


Fully booked

Friday 13 October 2017


Matthew Sweet presents a special edition of ‘Free Thinking’ – BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme – on the Winston Graham novel and Alfred Hitchcock film ‘Marnie’, exploring how both storytellers were inspired by Freudian ideas about memory and the development of psychotherapy.

Speakers and performers

  • Lisa Appignanesi, novelist and Freud scholar
  • Andrew Graham, political economist, writer and son of Winston Graham, the novelist who wrote the 1961 novel which Alfred Hitchcock turned into a film in 1964
  • Gwyneth Hughes, screenwriter of 'The Girl'
  • Murray Pomerance, film scholar specialising in 'Marnie'

Recorded with an audience at Wellcome Collection as part of BBC Radio 3's series of programmes 'Why Music? The Key to Memory'.

Nico Muhly's opera based on 'Marnie' premieres at English National Opera on 18 November and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11:00 on Friday 29 September.