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Kathleen Carragher visits the Stranraer Oyster Festival to find out how Scotland's last remaining wild native oyster fishery, in Loch Ryan, has survived and why numbers are now flourishing.   A 20 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm Broadcast November 2023   Presenter:  Kathleen Carragher Audio Archive:  Lorna Young, Indigo Words Audio Engineer: Suzy Robbins Producer:  John Deering     [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/On-Your-Farm_Loch-Ryan_TX-121123-v2_.mp3"][/audio]  ...

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Helen Mark hears how ancient Irish stone circles have inspired 21st century star gazers.   A 25 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's Open Country series Broadcast August 2023   Presenter:   Helen Mark Audio Engineer:  Ilse Lademann Executive Producer:  John Deering Producer:  Kathleen Carragher     [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/OC-Stone-circle-tx-bounce-v2.mp3"][/audio]...

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Sheila Dillon meets a celebrity game chef, a deer stalker and a group of high school burger makers who are promotiong wild venison as a sustainable, affordable meat choice. A 30 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme Broadcast July 2023   Presenter:     Sheila Dillon Audio Engineer:  Suzy Robbins Executive Producer:  John Deering Producer:  Kathleen Carragher     [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/FP-Venison-Long-Mix-01.mp3"][/audio]    ...

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Karen Patterson finds out how a Northern Irish farming couple are reviving and investigating new uses for the flax plant – once, one of Northern Ireland's most important crops. A 20 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm Broadcast May 2023   Presenter:  Karen Patterson Audio Engineer:  Suzy Robbins Executive Producer:  John Deering Producer:  Kathleen Carragher     [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/OYF_A-Future-for-Flax-Mix.mp3"][/audio]        ...

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From the Ulster Fry to Ethiopian takeaways; Jaega Wise explores how the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process has helped transform Northern Ireland's food culture over the past 25 years. A 30 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme Broadcast  April 2023   Presenter:  Jaega Wise Consultant: Joris Minne Audio Engineer: Suzy Robins Executive Producer: John Deering Producer: Kathleen Carragher   [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/FP-GFA-LONG-PROG-MIX-1.mp3"][/audio]        ...

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A celebration of the life and songs of Carolina Oliphant, a contemporary of Robbie Burns, who kept her songwriting success a secret all her life and whose work is often mistakenly attrributed to the national bard.  Helen Mark uncovers her story and finds out how her songs crossed the 'Narrow Sea' to become an integral part of Ulster Scots popular musical tradition. A 60 min documentary...

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Helen Mark maps the transformation of some of Belfast's 19th century redbrick alleyways into attractive social spaces with brightly painted back doors and walls, planters and even the occasional apple “orchard”.   A 25 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's Open Country Series Broadcast December 2022   Presenter:  Helen Mark Audio Engineer:  Suzy Robins Executive Producer:  John Deering Producer:  Kathleen Carragher   [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Open-Country-Alleyways1-1.mp3"][/audio]...

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As the BBC marks 100 years, Northern Irish Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon, examines how fellow poets and writers responded to the challenges of broadcasting in a divided community. "pick of the day"...

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Helen Mark visits The Plock, close to the Skye Bridge, on the North West coast of Scotland. The local community has come up with exciting plans, including a Viking village, to regenerate their community parkland after years of neglect.   A 25 minute documentary for BBC Radio 4's Open Country Series Broadcast October 2022   Presenter: Helen Mark Audio Engineer: Ilse Lademann Executive Producer: John Deering Producer: Kathleen Carragher     [audio mp3="https://www.yamal.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/The-Plock-tx-bounce01.mp3"][/audio]        ...

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BBC NI's Arts Correspondent, Robbie Meredith, explores Belfast's alleyways and meets the growing number of neighbourhood groups who are turning these neglected spaces into attractive green meeting places.   And he hears the arguments for and against gating in a bid to prevent anti-social behaviour. A 25 minute documentary for BBC Radio Ulster Broadcast August 2022   Presenter: Robbie Meredith, BBC NI Arts Correspondent Audio Engineer: Bill Maul  Producer: Kathleen Carragher Executive Producer:...

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