THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
|Anyone for a cuppa? Cornish cream teas brew up|
Inside Out investigates an unique tea plantation in Cornwall, visits
Tale Valley's wildlife, and speed guns.
This week's stories:
taste for tea
Russell Labey visits the unique tea plantation in Cornwall
to sample the UK's first commercially grown cuppa.
The plantation is the
brainchild of Jonathan Jones, head gardener at the Tregothnan estate on the banks
of the River Fal.
Tregothnan Estate has created high quality tea conditions
superior even to those in Darjeeling, home of the worlds most famous tea.
Tregothnan has a history of botanical firsts, and is home to original introductions
of Magnolia and rarities from Darjeeling.
Tea at Tregothnan comes from
a special form of Camellia sinensis.
Tregothnan can now boast a major achievement
and world first - true English Tea.
Future developments at Tregothnan include
a New Garden for Cornwall, a true tea garden with rolling acres of tea, factory,
tearooms and visitor centre.
Russell follows Jonathan Jones' quest
to launch his tea at one of London's top food stores.
Popular wildlife presenter Nick Baker joins the Inside Out team and explores the
beautiful Tale Valley in Devon.
|Life after Swampy - how is the Tale Valley adapting today?|
The valley was the scene of huge protests in the 1990s when the A30
dual carriageway was built.
Nick sees how the
environment was affected by the scheme.
He also looks at the efforts of
local people to preserve their valley and reintroduce Water Voles to the river.
Inside Out investigates speed guns and
driver prosecutions in the South West of England in an exclusive investigation.