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Posted By: FreddyHeadey
04-Jan-22 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: Folklore: The Lore of the Land
The Lore of the Land (Omnibus)(folklore, no music)
Dr Carolyne Larrington with local experts
R4 extra (until ~26january 2022)

An examination of the enduring relevance of the creatures of British folklore.

She begins in Shropshire at the foot of the mighty Wrekin, in search of the most prolific landscape shapers in British folk tales - the giants.

In Marden, she explores freshwater mermaids and other folkloric creatures that are said to live in Britain's rivers and ponds.

Next In Windsor Great Park, where folkloric creatures are said to lurk in Britain's woodlands and forests.

In Orkney, where folkloric creatures are said to dwell in the sea and on the shore.

Finally in North Yorkshire, Dr Carolyne explores the folkloric creatures said to reside on Britain's farms.

Producer: Max O'Brien

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2015.