Paralympic basketball player and sports presenter Ade Adepitan reads extracts from 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Philippa Pearce. He shares why he loves the book, how it captured his imagination and why he loves to read.
Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.
Every year, the Australian Government issues 6,000 visas to refugees from war torn lands. Since the Second World War, 675,000 refugees have been accepted by Australia and a million Australians today are descended from these arrivals. Destination Australia explores what it is like to be a refugee, to leave your country of birth, family and friends, usually under duress, and make a new home in Australia.
This program looks at just a few of the cooperatives that abound in orvieto, a restaurant, a cattle farm,a fishing cooperative, an architect's office, a tourist agency & a children's playgroup. We ask who did what,when, how
A revision progam in which we listen again to some of the people we met & spoke to in the last few programs. We also meet an elderly lady who makes beautiful lace & the young organist of orvieto cathedral.
Orvieto is one of the oldest cities in Italy, going back to early Etruscan times. The Etruscan burial sites at the base of the rock on which the city stands & the small collection in the Museo Faina are fascinating and revealing.