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Black Country Lives: Uncovering the Black Country and its people

In this inaugural programme well-known broadcaster and Black Countryman, Graham Fisher, sets the scene for a series of audio podcasts telling the story of the region from its early industrial beginnings to its renaissance today.

With a panel of experts, he asks:

  • Where is the Black Country?
  • What defines the region?
  • What shaped its history?
  • Who are its people?
  • Why do they so fiercely love their region?

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