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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 FM

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 5

Episode 2: Tilting at Windmills

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Windfarms, earth-destroying asteroids and raining fish - Alan Dein discovers that passions run high in the quiet borderland village of Knighton, which is riven by apocalyptic fears. 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 5: Readers' Lives

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

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 FM

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 9

Episode 5: Boston's Migrant Workers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Elsecar Park, Barnsley has, for the past four years, been both paradise and hell for its unofficial park keeper Francis McDonald. Alan Dein encounters the lives and stories there. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 17

Episode 2: The Death Doulas

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein meets doulas in Lewes, Sussex, who are companions to the dying. We listen in on a Death Cafe they are hosting, where strangers gather to talk about death. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 17

Episode 4: Racing Drivers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Gerry Marshall was one of the most famous racing drivers of his generation. But he never wanted his son Gregor to race. Now Gregor is determined to realise his dream. Show more

Lives in a Landscape

Series 15

Episode 1: Rooms for Rent

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Dein returns with more extraordinary stories of ordinary life in Britain. Helga and Melody rent out rooms in their Norfolk bungalow, but dream of a very different future... Show more