Nightwalks

Four writers fond of walking explore how this simple activity is dramatically transformed at night time.

Episodes

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Will Self celebrates his role as a twilight walker and looks back at some memorable strolls under the streetlamps, including a recent one in the 'chilly north'.

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Novelist Tim Parks sets out with his wife Rita and daughter Lucia for The Witches Fountain, just outside Verona, and on arrival there makes a discovery about Mr Bimbo.

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Alain De Botton believes that the only way to appreciate how electricity is carried, in all its power and vastness, is to stroll beneath the pylons at midnight.

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Novelist Kate Pullinger has two routes home in her city: one is short and edgy, the other is longer but more relaxing.

She explores the possibilities of both.