In the latest programme, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life. Among the contributions this month: Annalena McAfee charts the origins - and present day reality - of a residential Gloucestershire colony; former Test cricketer and "Test Match Special" commentator, Ed Smith, ponders leadership on the pitch and in the pavilion as a new captain takes the helm for England and Lord's acts as the home of the game; Dr John Ashton considers how much - and how little - has changed as he lives with diabetes - a condition that killed his father; and Andrew Dickson goes in search of the song of the nightingale - a bird which, it turns out, has a long association with the BBC.

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Sun 25 Jun 2017 13:30

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