The Essay is an Arts programme.

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The Essay

The Book that Changed Me: Series in which people working in the arts discuss the books that inspired them in their careers. 1. Author and creator of the TV series The Wire David Simon describes how the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans changed his work as a journalist. The celebrated work capturing the lives of ordinary people during the depression made him realise the importance of sharing 'the simple, raw vulnerability' of lived experience. episode 1.

Genre: Arts

When is The Essay next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three October 31st, 10:45pm and on BBC Radio Three November 1st, 10:45pm. See more...