BBC Radio 4 Features

The Sounds of Britain:

Orford Ness. 

 

Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit.

 

Writer and narrator Paul Evans and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson explore this wild and remote extremity of eastern England, which is also the site of secret cold war military testing. It is an unsettling landscape where the wind howls, the sea sighs and hisses across the shingle, gulls screech, redshank cry in a morse code of alarms, railings whine and rattle, twisted metal clangs, doors crash and shadows flit.

 

The Sounds of Britain:
The Wrekin Forest.

 

Paul Evans reveals the mysteries and atmosphere of the shaggy woodland slopes of Shropshire.

The Sounds of Britain: Islay. 

 

 

Writer Paul Evans and sound recordist Chris Watson capture the atmosphere and spirit of the Hebridean island famous for its whisky and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sounds of Britain: Wicken Fen.

 

Paul Evans and Chris Watson capture the atmosphere of Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, Britain's oldest nature reserve, on a single day in May.