The series has been produced by Jonathan Kent.
He writes: “It’s been an adventure. I’ve met some great people. I’ve had enormous fun. I also think that this is probably the best piece of radio I’ve ever made – a lot of love has gone into this”
“The series is really about what bread tells us about us. It struck me as something sufficiently universal that it has something to say about almost every aspect of our lives. Rather than try and explain it all try to listen in – either live or via iPlayer. I’ve also blogged about the recording extensively at my blog Land of Oak and Iron and as the series progresses there will be daily updates with further interviews, pictures, thoughts and so on…”
The episodes run as follows:
Episode 1 – A Half-Baked History of the World in Seven Loaves (Monday 21st) – about bread as a marker for human development.
Episode 2 – Bread Kills! (Tuesday 22nd) – bread and health.
Episode 3 – The Bread of Life (Wednesday 23rd) – faith
Episode 4 – The Bread of Nations (Thursday 24th) – bread and European culture
Episode 5 – Companionship (Friday 25th) – bread and human relationships