The Garden | BBC Radio 4 November 2009

Monday – Friday, 16- 20 Nov, 2009

The story of an Oxfordshire garden through time and the seasons.

Peter France narrates this fascinating series about an Oxfordshire garden from its earliest beginnings as a field in Mesolithic Britain to the present day. A fictional story based on fact, this is no ordinary story, but a dramatic and evocative acoustic journey, following life in the garden as the seasons change. The wildlife sound recordist is Chris Watson.
Today more than at any other time in history, the vast network of Britain’s gardens plays a vital role in the conservation and survival of our native wildlife. The Garden is a story about the changing dynamics between man, wildlife and landscape across the seasons and over time.

Producer: Sarah Blunt

The Radio Times writes: “A beautiful and evocative portrayal of an Oxfordshire garden, from Roman times through to 2050, using sounds specially recorded by Chris Watson, the David Attenborough of Radio.”