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Leland's Travels

David Wallace explores the life and work of humanist scholar John Leland, who was commissioned by Henry VIII to search through the ancient libraries of all the religious houses of his kingdom and catalogue their literary treasures - before the monasteries were destroyed and their manuscripts dispersed.

Excerpts from Leland's writings and travel notes are read by Jeremy Northam.

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1 hour

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Wed 1 Sep 2010 22:00

World Music collector, Sir David Attenborough

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The field recordings Attenborough of music performances around the world.

Attenborough's field recordings

Attenborough's field recordings

The unlikely music performances captured while searching for exotic animals to film.