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Heather Couper in the East Midlands

4 Extra Debut. Astronomer Heather Couper explores the unknown delights of East Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire. From November 1989.

Astronomer Heather Couper explores the unknown delights of East Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire.

Heather checks her watch by the stars and steps back in time to 1066.

Down Your Way was one of the BBC's longest-running radio series - starting on the BBC Home Service in 1946 and ending its run on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. Using a variety of hosts, including Richard Dimbleby and Brian Johnston, the programme toured villages, towns and cities across the UK. At the height of its success in the 1950s, the series was attracting 10 million listeners a week.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

45 minutes

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