Land Lines:
The sterling organisation which promotes English distinctiveness, Common Ground, have got themselves a weekly series, Land Lines. The show will be broadcast at peak time on BBC Radio 4, after The World at One. Starting on 14th May 2003, each week the presenter takes two “landscape detectives” to a place that they don’t know; and sets them the challenge of “reading the story” of that landscape and its local distinctiveness. It sounds like the type of good edu-fun which Radio 4 can do so well; a sort of Time Team meets Down Your Way? Overseas viewers will be able to hear it on the web, via the BBC Radio 4 web site.