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Sheila McClennon

Sheila McClennon makes her pick of the best of BBC Radio this week

This week- Christmas Eve 1968 and Apollo 8 orbits the moon, we’ve archive from the mission as the crew remarks on the beauty of the earth from space. Just months later, Peacelines, or peace walls, were built in Belfast intended as temporary barriers - but they are still there nearly 50 years later. Two writers recall growing up alongside them.
There's the sparkling wit of Oscar Wilde's dialogue, life in the cold Swedish winter and the warmth and candor of singer Lily Allen on Mastertapes, while historian Bettany Hughes guides us round the Land of Fire – Azerbaijan. We explore the language of sleeplessness, and on the flip side to insomnia we’ve got some of the best snorers we could find on the BBC. Not all of them human…..

44 minutes

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Sun 16 Dec 2018 18:15