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As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 will be airing a series of five essays discussing one of the most hotly debated topics of our time. In Free Speech Professor Timothy Garton Ash will explore the limits of freedom of speech within our culture and discuss some of the issues surrounding the conversation.

The five episodes are entitled:

  • Oxygen of Freedom (Monday, 1:45pm)
  • I’m Offended (Tuesday, 1:45pm)
  • Respect Me, Respect My Religion (Wednesday, 1:45pm)
  • Media We Need (Thursday, 1:45pm)
  • Big Brother is Watching (Friday, 1:45pm)

Wherever your students stand on the issues covered, these short essays would provide an invaluable starting point for seminar discussion and debate.

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