Living with the Gods
The marvellously plum-voiced Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, helms this new series, another worthy successor to his iconic Radio 4 series, A History of the World in 100 Objects (2010). Produced in the same daily, 15-minute format, Living with the Godsexplores human beings' long-standing attempts to understand our world through shared religious belief and ritual. Inspired by precious objects and sites, both from within and outside the museum collections, MacGregor draws together spiritual threads from throughout history - ideas about the importance of the sun, of water, of ancestors, of sacrifice - to craft a tapestry of vivid and recurring ideologies. 15 episodes already available.
Gateway episodes: The Beginnings of Belief (23 Oct 2017) / Living with the Dead (31 Oct 2017) / Holy Killing (8 Nov 2017)