Images: Fassbinder, Fragonard and Vera Beths

Fragonard – The musical contest, 1755 (©Public Domain)

In this edition of our weekly arts magazine hosted by Nevil Gray, an interview with a Dutch radio producer who defied public opinion by broadcasting parts of a highly controversial play, boycotted for its antisemitism, by German enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The programme also features a discussion about the Louvre’s current exhibition of the 18th century painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard and a conversation with one of Holland’s leading post-war solo violinists Vera Beths.

Interviewers: Susan McCready, Martha Hawley and Harry Kliphuis

Producer: Nevil Gray

Broadcast: 8 December, 1987