2008
05.18

From the BBC’s Press Office: A Week Of Anger

Monday 19 to Friday 23 May
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Anger. The word conjures up a range of images, associations and expectations. Most of those have some pejorative sense, but that’s not the entire picture. Think of righteous anger or the anger of those who want to correct injustice or change the world they live in. Anger can wreck and destroy – but it can also be a creative and constructive emotion.

Across five days A Week Of Anger explores the nature and impact of this emotion. Oliver James, author of Affluenza and The Selfish Capitalist, starts the series off with an overview – Look Forward In Anger – describing and illuminating the nature of anger.

Over the following four days an array of writers from a range of backgrounds shed light on an aspect of the emotion in a mix of fiction, memoir and thought pieces.

“Andy McNab’s Kinetic” goes into battle, where geopolitical anger is reduced to man against man. This will be the 2nd episode, on 20 May.

Other guests are Oliver James, Martina Cole, Charlie Falconer and Joanna Briscoe.

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