Andrea Catherwood, acclimated journalist and presenter, is hosting a special new series for BBC Radio 4 which looks at Northern Ireland and the Union as it celebrates its 100th birthday. Andrea goes back to her homeland to find out how Northern Irish residents feel about the concept of our kingdom being ‘united’ and the effects it has on their communities. Andrea, part of the generation of children who grew up during the Troubles, saw first-hand the violent rifts between the Unionists and Nationalists and throughout her career in journalism, has witnessed the immense shift in power with a referendum for Irish unity potentially on the horizon. The 3-part series explores the ideas of British identity and the collisions the country has endured between political and social endeavours.

 

You can hear all 3 episodes on BBC Sounds or on the BBC website.