|01||Religion In The North: Hanne Orstavik||20151221|
Novelist Hanne Orstavik on her childhood memories of Sami Winter Solstice legends. She lived in Finnmark, the northern most part of continental Europe and recalls how she was told that the Northern Lights were the spirits of the dead who?d steal children away if they were offended.
|02||Religion In The North: Per Rosenberg||20151222|
Per Rosenberg: the wooden churches of Scandinavia and the symbolic importance of the forest. The medieval wooden, or stave churches, date to the very earliest days of Christianity in Scandinavia and tell the story of the meeting of the Norse and Christian cultures.
|03||Norse Mythology: Karl Seigfried||20151223|
Dr Karl Seigfried explores the Nordic Yule myths and why Norse mythology still speaks to people, a thousand years after the Christian conversion of Scandinavia. Producer: Phil Pegum.
|04||Christmas Father: Lars Petter Sveen||20151224|
Lars Petter Sveen Christmas memories of a Christian child growing up in an atheist family. His father wouldn't even allow a star on their Christmas tree, so coming out as a Christian was going to be difficult. Producer: Phil Pegum.
|05 LAST||A Swedish Christmas: Andrew Brown||20151225|
The religious journalist Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the '70s he married a Swedish woman and raised a family there. He remembers how his mother-in-law was dedicated to keeping the Swedish Christmas traditions alive. Producer: Phil Pegum.