The Matter of the North Podcast

Melvyn Bragg explores the pivotal role of England's north in the shaping of modern Britain.

Updated: daily
Episodes available: indefinitely

Episodes to download

A guide to northern English accents

A tour of the north of England in accents

Take a tour of the North and hear tips for learning the major accents.

Northern words quiz


What do these regional dialect words mean?

Quiz: Where's Melvyn?


How many of these northern landmarks do you know?

Quiz: How well do you know the North?


How much do you know about the region and its history?