Cultural discussion show. Amol Rajan explores the British Isles with Nicholas Crane, Madeleine Bunting, David Olusoga and Imtiaz Dharker.
On Start the Week Amol Rajan considers the making of the British landscape and an island mentality. The President of the Royal Geographical Society Nicholas Crane looks back over the last 12 millennia to understand how we have shaped our habitat but also how the landscape has shaped our lives. Madeleine Bunting travels through the Hebrides to see what the furthest reaches of these isles can tell us about the country as a whole. David Olusoga re-tells the story of the relationship between Britain and the people of Africa, which reaches back to the Romans, to demonstrate how black history has shaped our world, and the poet Imtiaz Dharker reflects on displacement and belonging.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
|Interviewed Guest||Nicholas Crane|
|Interviewed Guest||Madeleine Bunting|
|Interviewed Guest||David Olusoga|
|Interviewed Guest||Imtiaz Dharker|