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A History of the World in 100 Objects restarts

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This excellent series returns to the airwaves next week after a short break. It explores how labour – the action of human beings on the physical world – is the driving force of change and human progress.
Issue 2201

This excellent series returns to the airwaves next week after a short break. It explores how labour – the action of human beings on the physical world – is the driving force of change and human progress.

It chooses apparently insignificant items as its starting point.

Yet each of them is a marker on a historical path that carries its past within it and signals the future

For a full review go to » How our labour defines us and you can also download the first 30 episodes in whole and for free from the BBC Radio 4 website.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 17 May

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