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Lives in a Landscape

Series 18

Episode 2: Last Port of Call

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein visits an old mariners' home on the banks of the River Mersey. These Merchant Navy sailors, and their widows, reflect on their seafaring lives. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 9

Episode 2: Bowling for Woodhouses

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Woodhouses, a step from Manchester, has just won the semi-final of the 2011 national Village Cricket Cup. But Alan Dein discovers this proud village was home to more than cricket. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 7

Episode 4: The Shoot

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein follows the fortunes of Iraq veteran turned wedding photographer Stefan Edwards, as he tries to cut himself a slice of the increasingly competitive wedding market. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 7

Episode 5: Readers' Lives

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Every six weeks, an exclusive group of women in affluent Putney in south-west London meets to discuss a book they have all been reading; Alan Dein joins them. Show more

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This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

Lives in a Landscape

Series 8

Episode 3: A Zimbabwean in Belfast

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein meets Zimbabwean musician and political refugee Wilson Magwere as he carves out a life in his adopted home of Belfast, a city with its own set of political complexities. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 8

Episode 4: The Home

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein meets the very old but still vigorously articulate residents of an Essex old people's home and discovers a rich landscape in the lives of Millie, Lily, Henry and others. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 18

Episode 3: Jam, Jerusalem and an Awful Lot of Glitter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

What do the Women's Institute and the gay club scene in 1980s New York have in common? Julie Gatenby meets people preparing for Liverpool's legendary Vogue Ball. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 7

Episode 1: Passion at Glasgow Cross

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Why is there a Crucifixion scene hanging above a Glasgow fish and chip shop? Alan Dein uncovers a tale of family duty and thwarted dreams in the Passion at Glasgow Cross. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 7

Episode 2: The Devils of Broughton

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein is in Broughton, Northants, to hear the midnight silence shattered as the village's legendary tin can band once again takes to the streets of this tranquil spot. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 7

Episode 3: Between Brothers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein follows the lives of two brothers - Alex, searching for a fresh start away from London gangs and his adopted brother JJ, who is poised for success on the London stage. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 14

Episode 1: The Longest Walk

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Every year, the Long Distance Walkers' Association organises a 100-mile walk. Alan Dein follows two men as they attempt to walk it cross country in 48 hours with no sleep. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 10

Episode 2: Dog Killers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Five dogs from the same street have been killed in Knottingley, with police, the RSPCA and the community baffled about what might have happened. Alan Dein delves into the deaths. Show more