Sixty Degrees North

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0120150713

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Writer Malachy Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Wrestling with notions of home and belonging, he hoped that the journey would help him come to terms with his father's untimely death. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

012015071320150714 (R4)

Starting in Shetland, Malachy Tallack sets out on a journey around the sixtieth parallel.

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Writer Malachy Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Wrestling with notions of home and belonging, he hoped that the journey would help him come to terms with his father's untimely death. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220150714

Wrestling with notions of home and belonging, writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he arrives in Canada, bound for Fort Smith, just inside the Northwest Territories.

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

022015071420150715 (R4)

Wrestling with notions of home and belonging, writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he arrives in Canada, bound for Fort Smith, just inside the Northwest Territories.

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Fort Smith, Canada, is the next stop on Malachy Tallack's journey along the 60th parallel.

0320150715

Writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he reaches Alaska, America's self-proclaimed 'Last Frontier.

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

032015071520150716 (R4)

Writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he reaches Alaska, America's self-proclaimed 'Last Frontier.

Marking a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', the sixtieth parallel wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South Central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Following the 60th parallel, Malachy Tallack arrives in Alaska, America's 'Last Frontier'.

04Ravens And Wildness20150716

Writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he arrives in St Petersburg, the most highly populated place on the parallel.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

04Ravens and Wildness2015071620150717 (R4)

Writer Malachy Tallack has set out from Shetland on a journey around the sixtieth parallel. Today, he arrives in St Petersburg, the most highly populated place on the parallel.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Malachy Tallack reaches St Petersburg: next stop on his journey around the 60th parallel.

0520150717

Only 200 miles from his home in Shetland, and his starting point, Malachy Tallack reaches the west coast of Norway, the final destination on his journey along the sixtieth parallel.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

052015071720150718 (R4)

Only 200 miles from his home in Shetland, and his starting point, Malachy Tallack reaches the west coast of Norway, the final destination on his journey along the sixtieth parallel.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between 'near' and 'far north', Tallack travelled to some of the places that share this latitude, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. Focusing on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes, Tallack explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

Reader: Sandy Grierson

Writer: Malachy Tallack

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

Malachy Tallack reaches Norway, final destination on his journey around the 60th parallel.