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Sport and the British

Episode 1: The Rise of Olympism

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding visits Rugby School, which can claim to be the birth place of the modern Olympic games. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt
Producer:
Sara Conkey
Producer:
Garth Brameld

Sport and the British

Episode 2: A Level Playing Field

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding charts how the British shaped sport and vice versa. Unlike the French, was it our socially bonding love of cricket that prevented a revolution? Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt
Producer:
Sara Conkey
Producer:
Garth Brameld

Sport and the British

Episode 3: The Bare Fists of Boxing

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding explores the importance of boxing for the 19th-century alpha male. With no gloves or armour, pugilism was pure, painful and deeply patriotic. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt
Producer:
Sara Conkey
Producer:
Garth Brameld

Sport and the British

Episode 4: The Unsporting Side of Sport

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sport and gambling are inextricably linked, especially when it comes to horse racing. Clare Balding continues her exploration sport in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt
Producer:
Sara Conkey
Producer:
Garth Brameld

Sport and the British

Episode 5: The Making of Men

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding visits Rugby School to learn why the role sport played turned its pupils into men fit to run the empire. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt
Producer:
Sara Conkey
Producer:
Garth Brameld

Ramblings

Series 35

The Doolough Famine Walk, County Mayo

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding travels to Ireland to retrace the steps of those who walked from Louisburg to Delphi in 1849 at the height of the potato famine in the hope of receiving aid. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Mary O'Malley
Interviewed Guest:
John Maguire
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

Ramblings

Series 35

Derrigimlagh, Ireland

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding joins walking guide Paul Phelan and historian Mike Cronin to explore a new pathway in Connemara celebrating the work of Marconi and aviators Alcock and Brown. Show more

Ramblings

Series 35

Great Hucklow, Derbyshire

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding is in the Derbyshire Peak District, to join a group of women who are celebrating walking together for 25 years. They call themselves the Hucklow Howlers. Show more

Ramblings

Series 35

Clwyd Hillforts

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding heads for the Clwyd Hills in north Wales to explore the Iron Age hillforts of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau. There are many steep climbs and much panting. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Gale
Interviewed Guest:
David Shiel
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mrowiec
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

Ramblings

Series 35

Isaac's Tea Trail, Allendale

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding follows the route taken by Isaac Holden, a 19th-century itinerant tea seller and philanthropist. This walk takes her to the Allendale area of the north Pennines. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Lees
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Leuchars
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

Ramblings

Series 35

Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding and a group of refugees and students, take the Cremyll ferry from Plymouth to Mount Edgcumbe, walking through the deer park to Cawsand village. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Pateley Bridge to Scar House Reservoir

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

In this series, Clare Balding walks the Nidderdale Way, a spectacular 53-mile route in North Yorkshire, encircling the valley of the River Nidd. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Scar House Reservoir to Ramsgill

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding embarks on the second leg of the Nidderdale Way, a 53-mile circular walk that begins and ends in the North Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Gouthwaite to Bewerley

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding embarks on the third leg of the Nidderdale Way. In this episode she walks in the company of Robin Hermes and Simon Dunn, two self-styled grumpy old men. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Bewerley to Dacre Banks

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding continues her walk along the Nidderdale Way in the company of the Tordoff family, who live in Pateley Bridge, which lies at the heart of the route. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Birstwith to Thornton Moor

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding nears the end of her hike along the Nidderdale Way, passing through the Ripley estate, owned and run by her walking companions, Sir Thomas and Emma, Lady Ingilby. Show more

Ramblings

Series 36

The Nidderdale Way: Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding embarks on the last leg of the Nidderdale Way, taking a detour to explore the Brimham Rocks before heading back into Pateley Bridge to end her North Yorkshire walk. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Lawrenson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
John Byrom
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

Ramblings

Series 38

Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride from Winster

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding joins Munro bagger and comedian, Ed Byrne in the Peak District as they walk from Winster to Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride. Show more

Ramblings

Series 38

Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding joins Christina Edwards as she returns to her childhood home in Greens Norton, Northants, to relive the night walks she took as a teenager, suffering from anorexia. Show more

Ramblings

Series 38

Aberlady Bay

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clare Balding walks with outdoor learning teacher Mary Higgins and her pupils from Saltersgate school in Midlothian, which supports young people with additional support needs. Show more