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Countryfile - Quantocks

Countryfile – Quantocks

Countryfile - Quantocks: Margherita Taylor is in the Quantock Hills to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the leading lights of the Romantic movement that took its inspiration from the beauty of the British landscape. The Quantocks were a huge influence on Coleridge, who was an inveterate walker in the area when he was living here in Somerset, and Margherita joins some young people to put quill to paper.      …

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Queen and Country – Windsor Special
Countryfile - Queen and Country - Windsor Special: Matt Baker and the team commemorate the Queen’s lifelong passion for the countryside, the little girl who said her ambition was to marry a farmer.

Countryfile – Queen and Country – Windsor Special

Countryfile - Queen and Country - Windsor Special: Matt Baker and the team commemorate the Queen’s lifelong passion for the countryside, the little girl who said her ambition was to marry a farmer. A countrywoman at heart, her love of all things rural is explored on the Windsor estate. From beekeeping to how she helped to save the Cleveland Bay, championing ancient trees – including one reckoned to date back to King Offa – pioneering hydropower, creating vineyards and wetland…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – 100 Years of Farming
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 some serious horse power to tend the land, while Margherita tries her hand at pickles and preserves and discovers how…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Heatwave Special
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 and scientists contending with the wildfires ravaging swathes of our landscape.       John also meets the winemakers who,…

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Read more about the article Countryfile – Surrey Hills
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 performance of The Lark Ascending. Charlotte finds out how farmers could help to reverse the fortunes of the skylark, one…

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