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03 Feb 2009, 23:00 on BBC Radio 3


Fiona MacCarthy, an expert on the Arts and Crafts Movement, explores the life of Edward Carpenter, the ‘Saint in Sandals’, who opted for a life of self-sufficiency and supported himself by making shoes. Carpenter’s radical ideals embodied a whole new social order of the craftsman as social protester – the outsider in an increasingly commercial and cynical society.

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