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Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing:

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To begin, he is getting up there by train from London, thinking about his 'Tyke' identity. Also, who are the exemplars of God's Own County? - it's time to name some names.

Then before long he arrives in York..

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

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This time he ponders the age old question to do with Yorkshire and Lancashire rivalries - who comes out on top? Time to delve deep into each region's cultures, to come up with an explanation. But surely this author is biased?

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

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This time he ponders questions of class in God's Own County. "My dad was one of the men who went to work in suits, being a clerk on British Rail. He got on with the men in overalls, but he tried to stop me speaking like them." The author has enjoyed class mobility, and after recollections of his upbringing, he gets to hear from a friend about the 'County Set'.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

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Sitting on a bench in Scarborough station, he recalls the Yorkshire coast of his youth. This takes in Whitby and Bram Stoker. Robin Hood Bay and the roofs of its houses. Filey and its rock-pools.

And Hull.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond