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The AA Bible


For millions of alcoholics around the world, Alcoholics Anonymous's basic text - informally known as the Big Book - is the Bible. After being hidden away for nearly 70 years the original manuscript by AA co-founder Bill Wilson is about to become public for the first time complete with evidence of re-writes that reveal a profound debate in 1939 about how overtly to talk about God. Literary critic John Sutherland, himself a member of AA and a distinguished textual analyst, turns his textual critic's eye to the Wilson manuscript.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-11-03 20:45:00 - 2010-11-03 21:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2010-11-07 05:45:00 - 2010-11-07 06:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,