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Duration: 1 hour

Mud, midges, barbed wire - just why do us Brits love the great outdoors?

In this nostalgic look at life for campers, twitchers, ramblers and metal detectors, Mark Benton examines the history of the British fresh air freak.

Last on

Wed 9 Oct 2013 00:00 BBC Four

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  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    This programme is part of The Call Of The Wild season on BBC Four, a celebration of the British love affair with the countryside – whatever the weather.

    Go to The Call of the Wild site


Mark Benton
Elaine Shepherd
Executive Producer
Caroline Wright
Matthew Leys
Martin Trenaman


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