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In a lesser known park of West London, we meet journalist and presenter Adrian Chiles to celebrate the benefits and beauty of urban trees.
Accompanied by his niece Loxie and dog Tito, Adrian chats animatedly about his appreciation for green city spaces and the countryside, declaring 'I just love trees'!
Credit: Adam Shaw
We chat too about Adrian's career, and as I first met him almost thirty years ago, we reminisce a little about our good times at the BBC in the nineties. At times both funny and frank, he touches on his experiences of depression and anxiety too, and how urban parks give him relief from the overstimulation of the city.
Also in this episode, hear Adrian on:
The smaller, less celebrated urban parks are a massive thing for this country that we take for granted. I walk around them in wonder. Wherever I go in the country, I find a local park and go for a walk. I just think all life is there.
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