Unmasking The English

Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

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20070903Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

1/4. Super sleuth Jane Marple.

20070910Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

2/4. The suave and calculating Sir Walter Raleigh.

20070917Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

3/4. This programme features Mr Jorrocks, hero of RS Surtees's popular 19th-century novels. Andrew hears from sports fanatics and Surtees enthusiasts in Sussex, Northumberland and the backstreets of Croydon.

20070924Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

4/4. This programme features the brilliant Dr Samuel Johnson, one of the great English curmudgeons. Contributors include Richard Ingrams and Simon Heffer.

Dr Samuel Johnson20181103Andrew Marr continues his exploration of Englishness with a look at Dr Samuel Johnson.

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

Miss Jane Marple20181027Andrew Marr examines the people of England by comparing them with some quintessentially English characters - both real and fictional.

Agatha Christie's uber-sleuth Jane Marple is old-fashioned and posh, but what do her tactics of self-deprecation tell us?

Scotsman Andrew sets out to unmask the mysterious English with AA Gill, PD James, Peter York and Anita Anand.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Andrew Marr tries to better understand the mysterious English by looking at its characters

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

Miss Jane Marple20181028
Mr Jorrocks20181110A look Mr Jorrocks, hero of R S Surtees's popular 19th-century novels.

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

01Miss Jane Marple2007090320181027 (BBC7)
20181028 (BBC7)
Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

Andrew Marr tries to better understand the mysterious English by looking at its characters

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

Super sleuth Jane Marple.

1/4. Super sleuth Jane Marple."

Super sleuth Jane Marple.

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01Miss Jane Marple20181027
01Miss Jane Marple20181028Andrew Marr tries to better understand the mysterious English by looking at its characters

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

02Sir Walter Raleigh2007091020181117 (BBC7)
20181118 (BBC7)
Andrew Marr continues to explore Englishness with the multi-faceted, possibly misunderstood, Sir Walter Raleigh.

Was he a ruthless parvenu who fell from grace, or a multi-faceted Renaissance Man? And is there perhaps more Englishness in the reaction to Raleigh, than in Raleigh himself?

With contributions from AA Gill, Peter York, Anita Anand, Professor Andrew Lambert and Colonel John Blashford-Snell.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

Andrew Marr continues to explore Englishness with a look at Sir Walter Raleigh.

Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples

The suave and calculating Sir Walter Raleigh.

2/4. The suave and calculating Sir Walter Raleigh.

Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

0320070917This programme features Mr Jorrocks, hero of RS Surtees's popular 19th-century novels.

Andrew hears from sports fanatics and Surtees enthusiasts in Sussex, Northumberland and the backstreets of Croydon.

3/4. This programme features Mr Jorrocks, hero of RS Surtees's popular 19th-century novels. Andrew hears from sports fanatics and Surtees enthusiasts in Sussex, Northumberland and the backstreets of Croydon.

Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.

04 LAST20070924This programme features the brilliant Dr Samuel Johnson, one of the great English curmudgeons.

Contributors include Richard Ingrams and Simon Heffer

4/4. This programme features the brilliant Dr Samuel Johnson, one of the great English curmudgeons. Contributors include Richard Ingrams and Simon Heffer.

Andrew Marr presents a series exploring English character traits in the past and the present, using examples both real and fictional.