“From Downton Abbey to the Blitz Spirit: Living with the Ghosting of Britain,” conversation with Gerry Hassan, in Gerry Hassan and Simon Barrow (eds.), Scotland After the Virus, Edinburgh: Luath Press, November 2020.
The English Fix is a series of seven 28 minute radio documentaries made after the Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016. Concerned with English rather than British identity, they considered the influence of encroachment narratives on both sides of the political spectrum. The programmes were broadcast in two series by BBC Radio Four in February 2017 (Series 1) & September 2017 (Series 2). It. was a pleasure to work with the various producers involved, and I remain grateful to Gwyneth Williams, then Controller of Radio 4, who was responsible for encouraging them into existence.