The BBC2 TV series is validating and dispiriting at the same time.
If the program is full of misplaced nostalgia, I'm still powerless to resist its charms. Plus: Forces of Nature With Brian Cox reviewed.
Nothing feels more artificial than doing live television, and last weekend was even stranger than usual.
The Science Hour on the BBC World Service.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we watch The Great British Sewing Bee, read new novel The Essex Serpent and revisit 2013's The Lady Vanishes.
Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator is a rather astonishing series - and it's up to the viewer to provide judgement.
Natural history documentaries have traditionally avoided knotty conservation issues. But they are changing.
On the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, everything is run from generators, the internet is heat-wavishly slow, and the radios mostly battery operated.
Both Channel 4’s Interview with a Murderer and the BBC’s Koko: the Gorilla Who Talks to People exhibit disquieting storytelling methods.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play, Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship, and the latest Louis Theroux documentary.
Radio transformed this frontier region of chestnut forests leading up to the Apennines.