Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time series regularly entertains and fascinates substantial audiences on BBC Radio 4. Melvyn Bragg orchestrates the ideas of leading academics in each field and leads a dynamic and lively discussion. In Our Time brings to life the signposts of history, the moments that significantly changed the world as we know it, and the individuals and ideas that made us what we are today.
Now collected on CD for he first time here are all four programmes about Charles Darwin, recorded on location.
Praise for THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH — -
Bragg's excellent radio programmes on the subject ...are the basis of this history of English over the past 1,500 years. Bragg is an expert translator in areas that academics find difficult to popularise. — Guardian
He has a novelist's eye for the illuminating vignette...it is always readable, often thought-provoking, and consistently entertaining. — Independent
This is a highly readable, jargon-free treatise on a notoriously prickly subject. Bragg's affection for his subject is infectious. — The Observer
Melvyn Bragg's superb new history of the English language is told as an adventure story, and rightly so. There is much splendid intellectual firepower in this book. — Andrew Roberts, Spectator
Beautifully clear and, indeed, thrilling — Waterstone's Books Quarterly
Bragg's approachable account...gleams with little gems. His enthusiasm is appealing...he digs beneath modernity and examines our bedrock with a sympathetic eye. It has power and clarity...this adventure is rewarding. — Sunday Herald