Monday, 21 December 2015
On the shortest day of the year, news of a feature created for the Northern Lights season on BBC Radio 3.
In Freeze: Thaw, producer Tim Dee and presenter Hayden Lorimer explore ice through the words of poets, explorers and physicians. Jen Hadfield reads her ode to a pre-natal polar bear and Nick Drake gives voice to an ice core. There's a wonderful rendition of the white bear passage (see below) from Lawrence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and you can hear me read part of the Ruin Island sequence from Disko Bay.
Available on iPlayer in some locations: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s7drr