iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
Playing: Kinderszenen for piano (Op.15) by Robert Schumann
Image for Melvyn Bragg

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Melvyn Bragg

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 December 2011

This week Belief turns the tables on a famous broadcasting voice. Church life was central to the small, working class community in Cumbria where Melvyn Bragg grew up. As a boy he sang in the choir, prayed every night and believed everything that the church taught him. He remains deeply influenced by the thought and cultural impact of the Christian faith. Melvyn Bragg tells Joan Bakewell how religion has permeated his writing and he explains why he returned to the church with his daughter after the death of his first wife.

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss