Borders, An Odyssey

Episodes

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01Leaving20160414

Why leave home? In the first of this three part series Frances Stonor Saunders, with Homer's The Odyssey as her guide, explores the twists and turns of our bordered lives and our bordered world. She asks what happens when we decide, or are forced, to leave our home. With Judith Kerr, Helen Sharman, Neal Ascherson, Edith Hall, and readings by Sam West.

Producer: Fiona Leach

Researcher: Ruth Edwards.

02The Journey20160421

Is home just a story we tell ourselves? This three-part series continues with Frances Stonor Saunders following Homer's Odysseus, the mythical avatar of all our journeys, as he struggles to get home and asks how much home we really need. With Judith Kerr, Helen Sharman, Misha Glenny, Neal Ascherson, David Willetts, Edith Hall. Readings by Sam West.

Producer: Fiona Leach

Researcher: Ruth Edwards.

03The Return20160428

Do borders enhance or diminish our lives? In this final episode, as Homer's Odysseus reaches Ithaka at last, Frances Stonor Saunders examines the impact of the borders we cross and asks, how we prepare for death, the final border crossing. With Judith Kerr, Juliet Mitchell, Jonathan Meades, Edith Hall, Helen Sharman. Readings by Sam West.

Producer: Fiona Leach

Researcher: Ruth Edwards.