Sounds of Britain is a series of audio programmes including London Underground, the River Thames, Countryside Animals, British Sea and a Recordist's Day. It tries to present a vivid picture of Britain through different kinds of sounds. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful natural sounds, romantic music and authentic English in the programmes and gain a better understanding of British culture through listening to them.
Adam, a student from a drawing school in London, wants to present the beautiful sounds of the River Thames through his paintings. Can he do that easily?
Ian Rawes, a sound recordist in London, wants to portray a sound map of London through his recordings. And he finds that different parts of the river have different characters. What are his findings?
We hope you can imagine a vivid picture of the River Thames through all the different sounds in today's programme.