Episode #1318

The New Sherlock Holmes & The Outsiders

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Friday, May 04, 2012

 Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as Watson. Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as Watson. (BBC/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

Kurt Andersen talks with Steven Moffat, the TV writer and producer behind two stylish reinventions of classic characters: Doctor Who and Sherlock. The religion scholar Elaine Pagels decodes the Bible’s most controversial and fantastical text, the Book of Revelation. And our American Icons series continues with the novel that created a new genre of young adult fiction: The Outsiders.

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This Week's Playlist

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