From windswept headlands via muddy battlefields, ancient trees and magnificent Cathedrals, Neil Oliver tells the story of the British Isles through a hundred of the places where he believes our islands’ history was made. “What these places have to say seems to me fundamental to an understanding of the long, slow shaping of the British Isles we live in today.” Oliver says, “In this present climate of public fear, disagreement and uncertainty about the future, I think it is timely to look again at the past, the story of this place from its earliest times.”

'Everyone should have two copies - one for the car and one for the house to plan journeys....a reminder to think more about the places you pass and less about your route, because every British journey is through rich history'  Edward Stourton

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Chaired by Doug Morris, BBC Newcastle

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