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Episode 5

Author and journalist Andrew Martin describes how in order to escape noise, he sometimes goes on a retreat in Essex.

In the last in his series on the noises that annoy him, Andrew Martin admits that rather than confront them, he does the opposite - and goes on retreat to deepest darkest Essex..

Author and journalist Andrew Martin lays bare his life as a 'phonophobic'. How to cope with jarring sounds in the modern world? And is there an another way to live without the daily cacophony?

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in January 2012.

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15 minutes

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Fri 8 Mar 2013 22:45

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