BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.


Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
BBC Radio 4 - 92 to 94 FM and 198 Long WaveListen to Digital Radio, Digital TV and OnlineListen on Digital Radio, Digital TV and Online

PROGRAMME FINDER:
Programmes
Podcasts
Schedule
Presenters
PROGRAMME GENRES:
News
Drama
Comedy
Science
Religion|Ethics
History
Factual
Messageboards
Radio 4 Tickets
Radio 4 Help

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Factual
MISSED A PROGRAMME?
Go to the Listen Again page

Click here to listen to this programmeListen to Excess Baggage for 22 May 2004

DUNGENESS
22 May 2004
Presented by Sandi Toksvig

Dungeness


Dungeness is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world.

It is rich with some rare and unique species. There are many rare moths and plants and Dungeness also provides a home to the largest known population in Britain of the medicinal leech. The habitat is extremely delicate, it can be damaged simply by walking over it.

Sandi Toksvig talks to guests about the remote and barren landscape of Dungeness, the rare and diverse species which inhabit it and the nuclear power station which overshadows this somewhat bizarre wilderness.

Guests:

Gillian Darley, Architectural historian

Gillian is the author of many books, including 'John Soane: An Accidental Romantic' and 'Factory'. She appears regularly on television and contributes to the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement.

Niko Miaoulis, Landlord of The Pilot
Niko and his wife Rachel bought the pub three years ago. They had travelled to the area for the last fifteen years and like so many others had fallen in love with the place.

Paul Outhwaite, RSBP Manager
Paul works with the RSPB along the South East Coast, and has spent a lot of time around the Romney Marsh and Dungeness area.

Paul Sirman, Kent Folk Artist
Specialises in songs of the sea. He will be singing live in Dungeness.

Dungeness - Local Community information
Romney Marsh Countryside Project


Saturday 5th June - Excess Baggage is live from Giffords Circus at Hay-on-Wye.  If you would like tickets please call the Radio 4 Information Line on 08700 100 400. 


The BBC cannot be held responsible for
the content of external sites

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig:
The daughter of a foreign correspondent, Sandi has been travelling all her life more info

John McCarthy John McCarthy is a widely travelled journalist and presenter with a particular interest in the Middle East.
Listen Live
Audio Help
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
CONTACT US
Tell us about your travel experiences. e-mail Excess Baggage 
JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
Find out about the 2007 winner and listen to their programme
HIGHLIGHTS
Excess Baggage
Current Episodes
Archived Episodes
Factual
Current Programmes
Archived Programmes
News & Current Affairs | Arts & Drama | Comedy & Quizzes | Science | Religion & Ethics | History | Factual

Back to top



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy