3/5 Historian Amanda Vickery explores the life of Elizabeth Parker Shackleton.
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2/5 Actor and writer Ian Kelly explores the life and times of David Garrick.
1/5 Claire Tomalin on the life of actress Dora Jordan, lover of the future King William IV.
5/5 Writer and performer Katherine Jakeways reflects on her Midlands heritage.
4/5 James Walker, chair of the Nottingham Writers' Studio, discusses writer Alan Sillitoe.
3/5 Dominc Dromgoole explores how Shakespeare was shaped by his Stratford upbringing.
2/5 Henry Hitchings discusses Erasmus Darwin, one of the leaders of the Midland Enlightenment.
1/5 Novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer considers what is the true home of the Midlander.
5/5 Madeleine Bunting on the decline of faith and with it the loss of a notion of sacrifice.
4/5 Madeleine Bunting discusses the decline of faith in the UK and with it a loss of patience.
3/5 Madeleine Bunting on the decline of Christianity and the loss of the notion of salvation.
2/5 Journalist Madeleine Bunting discusses the notion of sin.
1/5 Madeleine Bunting explores the loss of God as a defining feature of Western democracy.
5/5 Novelist Ian Sansom considers the symbolism of beds in literature, art and film.
4/5 Novelist Ian Sansom explores what cupboards and cabinets reveal about human nature.
3/5 Ian Sansom explores the literary, philosophical and cultural history of the table.
2/5 Ian Sansom examines our complex physical, mental and emotional relationship with the chair
1/5 Novelist Ian Sansom explores the history and symbolism attached to wardrobes.
5/5 Philip Hoare describes seeing many animals while walking at the water's edge in Sholing.
4/5 Kirsty Gunn describes the start of spring on a walk in Sutherland.
3/5 John Walsh recalls his observations on an early spring walk near a village called Steep.
2/5 Ross Raisin observes the onset of spring in the Yorkshire wolds.