BBC Radio 4
SU: I'm a Number, Not a Man!
26 February 2012
Presented by Jo Fidgen
Produced by Alan Hall
In a society based on managerial principles, is it possible that our numbers count more than our names?
Jo Fidgen explores challenges to our sense of self. She talks to an American man known as Benjaman who was found
suffering from amnesia with no personal identification on him and,
without a social security number, no means of re-engaging with society.
And she also references the writings of, among others, WH Auden, George
Orwell and Jose Saramago, with music by Erik Satie, the Kinks and