Pam Ayres' Open Road

Episodes

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08Gloucestershire20170415 (BBC7)
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Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers and 'legging it'.

Back in her home county on the last leg of her journey, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'. From December 2000.

0101The Vale Of The White Horse2000102920170225 (BBC7)
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Tales of tanks on streets and playground peril as the poet's road trip kicks off.

4 Extra Debut. Tales of tanks on streets and playground peril as the poet's road trip kicks off in her birthplace in Oxfordshire. From October 2000.

Tales of tanks on the streets and peril in the playground, as Pam revisits her birthplace - the Oxfordshire village of Stanford-in-the-Vale.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

4 Extra Debut. Tales of tanks on streets and playground peril as the poet's road trip kicks off in her birthplace in Oxfordshire. From October 2000.

0101The Vale Of The White Horse2017022520170226 (BBC7)

Tales of tanks on streets and playground peril as the poet's road trip kicks off.

4 Extra Debut. Tales of tanks on streets and playground peril as the poet's road trip kicks off in her birthplace in Oxfordshire. From October 2000.

0102The Lake District2000110520170304 (BBC7)
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The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter.

The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter and meets the local mountain rescue team. From November 2000.

Pam Ayres follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of children's author, Beatrix Potter and the world's most famous Snowman, created by Raymond Briggs.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter.

The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter and meets the local mountain rescue team. From November 2000.

0102The Lake District2017030420170305 (BBC7)

The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter.

The poet follows in the rugged Cumbrian footsteps of Beatrix Potter and meets the local mountain rescue team. From November 2000.

0103Slapton Sands2000111220170311 (BBC7)
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The poet visits the Devon setting for the disastrous D-Day landing rehearsals of 1944.

Pam Ayres visits the Devon setting for the disastrous D-Day landing rehearsals of 1944. Pam talks to two American ex-servicemen and the locals of Slapton Sands who had to vacate their farms and villages in preparation.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 2000.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Pam Ayres visits the Devon setting for the disastrous D-Day landing rehearsals of 1944. Pam talks to two American ex-servicemen and the locals of Slapton Sands who had to vacate their farms and villages in preparation.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

0103Slapton Sands2017031120170312 (BBC7)

The poet visits the Devon setting for the disastrous D-Day landing rehearsals of 1944.

Pam Ayres visits the Devon setting for the disastrous D-Day landing rehearsals of 1944. Pam talks to two American ex-servicemen and the locals of Slapton Sands who had to vacate their farms and villages in preparation.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

0104Hickling And The Norfolk Broads2000111920170318 (BBC7)
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Pam meets a Norfolk Broads river pilot, climbs Britain's tallest windmill and wields a scythe with a legendary reed-cutter.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain. Locals share their water expertise. From November 2008.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain. Locals share their water expertise. From November 2008.

Pam meets a Norfolk Broads river pilot, climbs Britain's tallest windmill and wields a scythe with a legendary reed-cutter.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Pam meets a Norfolk Broads river pilot, climbs Britain's tallest windmill and wields a scythe with a legendary reed-cutter.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

0104Hickling And The Norfolk Broads2017031820170319 (BBC7)

Pam meets a Norfolk Broads river pilot, climbs Britain's tallest windmill and wields a scythe with a legendary reed-cutter.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain.

The poet goes boating and climbs the tallest windmill in Britain. Locals share their water expertise. From November 2008.

0105The Welsh Valleys2000112620170325 (BBC7)
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The poet returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed.

Pam returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed since she first visited as a teenager in the 1970s, when the landscape was black with coal dust.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Pam returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed since she first visited as a teenager in the 1970s, when the landscape was black with coal dust.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Pam returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed since she first visited as a teenager in the 1970s, when the landscape was black with coal dust.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

The poet returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

0105The Welsh Valleys2017032520170326 (BBC7)

The poet returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed.

Pam returns to Wales to see how the valleys have been transformed since she first visited as a teenager in the 1970s, when the landscape was black with coal dust.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

0106Saffron Walden, Essex2000120320190804 (BBC7)
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Pam arrives in Essex to admire Audley End's restored country house kitchen and drops in on Wallace the stuffed lion at the Saffron Walden Museum.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2000.

Pam admires Audley End's restored country house kitchen.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Pam arrives in Essex to admire Audley End's restored country house kitchen and drops in on Wallace the stuffed lion at the Saffron Walden Museum.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2000.

Pam admires Audley End's restored country house kitchen.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

0106Saffron Walden, Essex2017040120170402 (BBC7)

Pam admires Audley End's restored country house kitchen.

Pam arrives in Essex to admire Audley End's restored country house kitchen and drops in on Wallace the stuffed lion at the Saffron Walden Museum.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Pam arrives in Essex to admire Audley End's restored country house kitchen and drops in on Wallace the stuffed lion at the Saffron Walden Museum.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

0107Isle Of Skye2000121020190810 (BBC7)
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Pam returns to the West Coast of Scotland to look for otters and to discover the aphrodisiac power of herrings.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Pam returns to the west coast of Scotland to look for otters.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

0107Isle Of Skye2017040820170409 (BBC7)

Pam returns to the west coast of Scotland to look for otters.

Pam returns to the West Coast of Scotland to look for otters and to discover the aphrodisiac power of herrings.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

0108Gloucestershire2000121720190818 (BBC7)
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Back in her home county on the last leg of her journey, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2000.

Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers and 'legging it'.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

Back in her home county on the last leg of her journey, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in December 2000.

Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers and 'legging it'.

The poet and broadcaster embarks on a UK road trip, taking in the lives of the locals

0108 LASTGloucestershire2017041520170416 (BBC7)

Back in her home county on the last leg of her journey, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'.

Series in which poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres takes to the open road, visiting eight places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2000.

Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers and 'legging it'.

Back in her home county, poet Pam Ayres learns about wig curlers, celebrity longhorn steers and 'legging it'. From December 2000.

0201Lowestoft20170826 (BBC7)

Pam Ayres heads to Britain's most easterly point to learn about witches, monks and fishing

Pam heads to Britain's most easterly point to learn about witches, monks and fishing in the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0202St Austell20170902 (BBC7)

Pam heads to Cornwall to explore a china clay quarry and drop in on Peter Skellern.

Pam is in Cornwall where she visits a china clay quarry, the Eden Project and drops in on singer-songwriter Peter Skellern.

Poet and raconteuse Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

Poet and raconteuse Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Poet and raconteuse Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

0203Wigan20170909 (BBC7)

Pam visits a Lancashire cotton mill and meets the residents of a greyhound rescue centre.

Pam visits a Lancashire cotton mill, a mint ball factory and meets the residents of a greyhound rescue centre.

Poet and raconteuse Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0204Northumberland20170916 (BBC7)

Pam learns about the gardens of Alnwick Castle and the rituals of cattle of Chillingham.

Pam learns about the water themed gardens of Alnwick Castle and the rituals of the wild cattle of Chillingham.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0205Jersey20170923 (BBC7)

Pam is on the largest Channel island to learn about black butter.

Pam's on the largest Channel island to learn about black butter, visit an underground hospital and try unusual cake.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0206The Fire Service College20171007 (BBC7)

Pam visits the 'university for firefighters' in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Pam visits the 'university for firefighters' in Moreton-in-Marsh, delivering fire and rescue training internationally.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

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0207Edinburgh20171014 (BBC7)

Pam visits a brush shop, consults a herbalist and views the Queen's bed in Edinburgh.

In Scotland's capital city, Pam visits a special brush shop, consults a herbalist and admires the Queen's bed afloat on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0208To The Woods, To The Woods20171021 (BBC7)

Pam Ayres visits the arboretum at Batsford Park and the Forest People's Programme.

Pam embraces late autumn and falling leaves in the West Country as she visits a charity dedicated to protecting forest tribes across the globe from mineral companies and tourism - and tours a Japanese-influenced arboretum.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres is back on the open road, visiting nine more places in Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.

0209Lincolnshire20171028 (BBC7)

Pam visits a beehive firm, meets a couple who make rose oil and explores an ancient jail.

Pam's trek to the flat lands reveals a company catering to bee enthusiasts, a Georgian prison and a local couple converting blooms into rose oil and rosewater.

Poet and raconteuse, Pam Ayres makes her final stop on the open road, visiting places across Britain to hear tales from the people who live there.

Producer: Jill Marshall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2001.