Farming and Country Life

Countryfile - 100 Years of Farming

Countryfile – 100 Years of Farming

Countryfile – 100 Years of Farming: Adam Henson and Margherita Taylor step back in time at Cogges Farm in Oxfordshire to look at farming 100 years ago and to chart the radical changes that have shaped our countryside – from the appearance of the first tractor to the changing role of women in agriculture.       Adam gets behind […]

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Countryfile - Heatwave Special

Countryfile – Heatwave Special

Countryfile – Heatwave Special: As the heat bakes the British countryside into crisis, Adam Henson and John Craven meet those on the front line. They include the farmer who is double sewing and trying a new crop; the wildlife champions battling to save chalk streams – some of the most vital but fragile habitats in the world; and the firefighters

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Countryfile - Surrey Hills

Countryfile – Surrey Hills

Countryfile – Surrey Hills: Just a few miles from London, Matt Baker and Charlotte Smith revel in the serenity and beauty of the Surrey Hills – a landscape that was home to one of Britain’s best-loved composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams. This year marks the 150th anniversary of his birth, and world-renowned violinist Pekka Kuusisto treats us to a very special

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Countryfile - Wonderful Wildlife

Countryfile – Wonderful Wildlife

Countryfile – Wonderful Wildlife: Ellie Harrison is at Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue to help care for injured creatures great and small, from orphaned fledglings to deer and hedgehogs. Ellie finds out why rescue centres across the UK become increasingly busy during the summer months and why this Oxfordshire centre is under so much pressure that it has had to temporarily close

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Countryfile - Hadrian’s Wall

Countryfile – Hadrian’s Wall

Countryfile – Hadrian’s Wall: Matt and Charlotte visit the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall as it celebrates its astonishing 1,900th anniversary to uncover some hidden histories of the area. Charlotte makes an amazing discovery at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, an archaeological excavation site where they are unearthing the lives of women and children of our past, and meets the chemist trying

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A Countryside Summer episode 14

A Countryside Summer episode 14

A Countryside Summer episode 14: In this episode, Arit Anderson visits a sustainable garden designed with nature and the environment in mind, Marcus Wareing gets tips from a specialist on how to grow shitake mushrooms, and we meet George Lowther who has created a lush tropical garden in Lincolnshire.     Gethin Jones delivers the ultimate guide to a countryside

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A Countryside Summer episode 12

A Countryside Summer episode 12

A Countryside Summer episode 12: In this episode, Marcus Wareing sets a challenge for some young chefs who visit his kitchen garden, Hugh Dennis takes to the skies over Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire, and we meet Sid Hill, an ecological gardener who grows edible flowers.     Gethin Jones delivers the ultimate guide to a countryside summer featuring wildlife,

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A Countryside Summer episode 10

A Countryside Summer episode 10

A Countryside Summer episode 10: In this episode, James Martin makes an ‘nduja sausage and sheep’s cheese pizza, Steve Brown learns about a UK crop of camomile, and Frances Tophill visits a woman in Somerset who grows an impressive range of Thai vegetables.     Gethin Jones delivers the ultimate guide to a countryside summer featuring wildlife, food, gardening and

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