The Essay: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is viewed negatively by those who think of it as a bit like crying in public; it happens too often and too indiscriminately. It is viewed positively by those who think of it as means of healing rifts between individuals or communities, and of personally 'moving on'.

These arguments and others come under the microscope, as we break the Essays down into Forgiveness itself, Communal Forgiveness, Personal Forgiveness, Political and Retrospective Forgiveness, and Religious Forgiveness.

Featuring: Madeleine Bunting, Mark Vernon, Baroness Julia Neuberger, Dr David Starkey and Michael Symmons Roberts

24th February 2014 at 10.45pm
Producer David Coomes