Friday 24 April 2015

Aidan Turner Joins 'A History of Ideas'

Photo: BBC Radio 4

We all know Aidan Turner has a beautiful voice and now we'll be able to hear a little bit more of it as Aidan  has joined BBC Radio 4s A History of Ideas.  Aidan will voice some of the animations that accompany the series talking about philosophical concepts like What Is Love? Should You Believe in Miracles? and Wittgenstein's Beetle in a Box analogy.

Aidan says,  "I think it’s a great project to be involved in. The scripts are witty, clever and very sharp; they’re ideal for a quick hit if you want to know what some of the heavy weights of intellectual history were about and how their ideas formed debate and influenced the minds of future generations."

Stephen Fry, Gillian Anderson and Harry Shearer have added their voices to the animations in previous series.

A History of Ideas will air on BBC Radio  4 in July.


  1. Thank you so much for the information. Looks like those of us in the Colonies will need a way to listen come July. :)

  2. It is on BBC Radio 4 which you can listen to in the United States. Additionally, the history of ideas is always available via the "listen again" - I think you can even sign up to get a podcast. I'm in the US and listen to a lot of BBC Radio 4.

  3. Thank you so much for that info about listening in the US. Appreciate it!

  4. Cornish resident24 April 2015 at 21:29

    After more acres of space on the internet about Aidan's so-called topless photos, AT LAST, some serious comment about his acting abilities or in this case his beautiful voice. All the way through Poldark so far I have been struck by his intonation, articulation and tone. He is very talented and deserves to go far.

  5. This is great! I listen to a lot of audio books/recordings during my commute and this sounds like something I'll have to queue up!


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