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A Sense of Place
Old Cumberland maps
Old Cumberland maps, reminders of our past.
A Sense of Place - A 'multi-media' feast. Listen to the programmes online, or watch the video, online too.
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Sense of Place

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Programme One
The County with the Hole in the Middle?

What makes Cumbria? Nearly 30 years after its creation does Cumbria mean anything more than the insides of a county boundary thought up by politicians? What does it mean to be Cumbrian to the folks that live here?
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Programme Two
A Bit of a Lad?

Is there a Cumbrian personality, and if so, what is it? From generations of tough fell farmers to the newcomers who prefer to tackle their hills with ropes and rucksacks, we look at the special recipe that makes up the Cumbrian character both past and present.
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Programme Three
The Truth About Sheep

There are six sheep to every person in Cumbria. Over the centuries they’ve gradually nibbled their imprint onto the Cumbrian landscape and into the Cumbrian psyche. From lambing shed and fellside to Elvis the exotic Herddale, we find out how.
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Programme Four
The Cumbrian Muse

From literary giants like Wordsworth to centuries of stunning art, Cumbria’s unique landscape has been the inspiration for poets, painters and all manner of artists. Do great views lead to great works? Or is there more to it than that? We work out what it is about Cumbria that gets the creative juices flowing.
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Programme Five
Daffodil Tinted Spectacles

A tale of two places. Rural bliss in a tiny village that nestles beneath the Pennines; and urban grit in a west coast town, pits closed, run down buildings and high unemployment. But what you see doesn’t always tell the full story. Could we be guilty of peering through daffodil tinted spectacles?
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Programme Six
Rock Built

Cumbrian lives past and present are hewn from the rock beneath us. Rich seams of coal and iron carved out the shape of our ancestors lives, and those bleak ice chiselled hills, left little choice but sheep farming. But how important is the landscape to contemporary Cumbrian life and how difficult is it to maintain the delicate balance between man and nature?
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TV programmes
One of the best known landmarks in the world crosses our region from coast to coast. For almost 2000 years we have lived in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall.
Chris Jackson has flown along it and dropped in on the people and places along the way.

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