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Mishal Husain presents four dispatches, including Annalena McAfee on a Cotswold utopia, Ed Smith on leadership in cricket and John Ashton on the diabetes he, like his father, has.

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.

Producer Simon Coates.

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Sun 25 Jun 2017 13:30

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