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Washed Up in Essex

Episode 2 of 5

In the next in a series exploring the joys of Essex, AL Kennedy takes on a watery journey through the rivers, mudflats and reedbeds of the county she calls home.

In the next in a series exploring the joys of Essex, surely the most overlooked and misunderstood of counties, AL Kennedy takes on a watery journey through the rivers, mudflats and reedbeds of the county she now calls home.

Known recently for the pneumonic blondes and diamond geezers of television's The Only Way Is Essex, as well as the peroxided 'Essex Girls' of the 80s, Essex seems to have an image problem. John Betjeman called it 'a stronger contrast of beauty and ugliness than any other southern English county'. This series explores the contrasts of this boundary county, this interzone, which has become a parody of itself.

Reader and writer: AL Kennedy is an acclaimed novelist and short story writer.

Producer: Justine Willett

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14 minutes

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Tue 26 Jan 2021 22:45

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  • Tue 26 Jan 2021 22:45

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