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Books That Made Britain

North West England

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Simon O'Brien goes on the trail of some of our best-loved children's authors and discovers the stunning north west landscape that inspired their tales of adventure.

Books That Made Britain

Rebel Writers of the East Midlands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

BBC Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine revisits books by working-class rebels - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sons and Lovers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Levine
Executive Producer:
Sally Bowman
Production Company:
Whitehouse Media

Books That Made Britain

South of England

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Craig Henderson celebrates the remarkable Sussex landscapes that have inspired generations of writers. With contributions from Kate Mosse and Jane Rusbridge. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Chris Packham tells the story behind five classic books set on the dramatic and beautiful Cornish coast. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Producer:
Simon Willis
Executive Producer:
Sam Smith
Production Company:
Simon Willis Films

Books That Made Britain

East Anglia: The Scene of the Crime

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Martha Kearney investigates why the East Anglian landscape has caught the imagination of so many authors, among them PD James and Nicci French. Show more

Books That Made Britain

The Yorkshire Coast

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

John Wedgwood Clarke follows in the footsteps of Bram Stoker, the Brontes and Philip Larkin to see how they were inspired by the Yorkshire coast. Show more

Books That Made Britain

Bristol Sin City

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Book lover and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is joined by authors Philippa Gregory and Melvin Burgess to explore how the city of Bristol has inspired their fiction. Show more