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The Essay, The Sound and the Fury Episode guide

  1. Episode 5

    5/5 Andrew Martin describes how in order to escape noise, he goes on a retreat in Essex.

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2012

  2. Episode 4

    4/5 Andrew Martin looks to the skies, to those rumblings that always discombobulate him.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2012

  3. Episode 3

    3/5 Andrew Martin on his boyhood love of train travel and noises on public transport today.

    First broadcast: 25 Jan 2012

  4. Episode 2

    2/5 Andrew Martin laments 'piped music' and what he considers to be its worsening quality.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2012

  5. Episode 1

    1/5 Andrew Martin explains 'phonophobia' and the strange measures he takes to banish it.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2012

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