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Landscape and Community

Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Bridget Kendall talks to the filmmaker Patrick Keiller, Victoria Henshaw, poet Robin Robertson and Giles Fraser.

Bridget Kendall talks to Patrick Keiller about the relationship between film, cities and landscape. Victoria Henshaw is interested in what our cities smell like, and what we lose when we sterilise our environment. The poet Robin Robertston has written about the bleak, remote island of St Kilda and how the remnants of its close-knit community left together in 1930. The importance and difficulty of creating a sense of community is at the heart of Giles Fraser's new series which asks whether we've become merely nostalgic for a bygone age of close neighbourhoods, or whether it's possible to reconstruct them.

Producer: Natalia Fernandez.

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43 minutes

Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller is a filmmaker.


The View From the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes is published by Verso.


Patrick Keiller

Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson is a poet.


Hill of Doors is published by Picador.


CD: Hirta Songs by Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson, Stone Tape Recordings.


Robin Robertson

Victoria Henshaw

Victoria Henshaw is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Sheffield.


Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and designing city smell environments is published by Routledge.


Victoria Henshaw

Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser is Priest-in-Charge at St Mary's, Newington in South London and a Guardian columnist.


Whatever Happened to Community? begins on Radio 4 on Monday 2 December at 8.00pm and culminates in a debate programme on 18 December.


Giles Fraser


Role Contributor
Presenter Bridget Kendall
Interviewed Guest Patrick Keiller
Interviewed Guest Robin Robertson
Interviewed Guest Victoria Henshaw
Interviewed Guest Giles Fraser
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 2 Dec 2013 09:00
  • Mon 2 Dec 2013 21:30