Excess Baggage - 11/04/2009

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Historian Dr Julian Litten talks about interesting cemeteries to visit around the country and abroad, revealing some of their history and unique characteristics. He is the Chairman of the Friends of Hardwick Road (King's Lynn) Cemetery, Founder of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery and a member of the Association of Burial Authorities Executive, and of the English Heritage/Church of England Human Remains Advisory Service. Undercliffe cemetery in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is a one of Julian's favourites. The cemetery has amazing landscaping on a bluff overlooking the city and contains funerary monuments of profound grandeur. Christopher Somerville is a writer, broadcaster and a walking enthusiast. He shares his experiences of the pleasures and miseries of this leisure activity and talks about some of his favourite UK walks. Christopher's column 'Walk of the Month' was published for over 15 years in the Daily Telegraph. He is now the Walking Correspondent for The Times, and his latest book contains a selection of 100 walks all over Britain.