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Julia Blackburn and the Suffolk coast

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Helen Mark takes a virtual walk with the writer Julia Blackburn to discuss her love of the Suffolk coastline and the ways in which this ancient seascape has influenced her work. Show more

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The Lighthouse on the Headland of the Great Seas

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A community trust has taken over the visitor facility at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, in the west of Scotland, to preserve its history and develop its tourist potential. Show more

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Painshill in Surrey - lost and found

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The 'English Country Garden' of Painshill in Surrey was nearly lost entirely. Helen Mark finds out how it was created and those who've fought to re-establish it over decades. Show more

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Leicester’s hidden gem - Bradgate Park - bought for the locals, but where’s all the archive?

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Leicester’s hidden gem Bradgate Park was bought for the people of Leicestershire to enjoy 90 years ago, but where is all the archive? Helen Mark finds out. Show more

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A Year in Roald Dahl Country

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In dark January Roald Dahl's advice was to have a hot bath and look forward to the delights of nature in the year ahead. Helen Mark finds out what he loved most in Great Missenden. Show more

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Reservoirs and lost villages

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Helen Mark is in Derbyshire to find out about the Derwent, Howden and Ladybower reservoirs. She hears their stories and learns about the impact they've had on the local landscape. Show more

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Life on the canals at Foxton Locks

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Helen Mark finds out about life on the canal, from the lock keeper to those who live on the water. Are they living the dream as winter sets in at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire? Show more