For those of you interested in cultural perspectives on Britain: from Monday (last night) on BBC Radio 3 there is a series of radio essays on the theme of Britishness seen through the eyes of foreign writers living here. There are 4 of these, every night at 11pm, and the last one, on Valentine's Day, is written and read by Kapka Kassabova, who will be reading her poems at the Great Grog in June. The other writers are James Berry (very interesting Caribbean poet), whose programme happened yesterday, Nadeem Aslam (Pakistani novelist, author of Map for Lost Lovers) and Eva Hoffman (author of the memoir Lost in Translation).
You can hear these broadcasts by going to the Radio 3 Listen Again feature. Click on the Radio 3 iPlayer and then on ‘The Essay’ (under ‘e’, not ‘t’ in the alphabetical list). I’m not sure whether this works outside the UK, but you can always try.