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Countryfile visits Northern Ireland, where HM the Queen took her first official tour to celebrate her coronation. Now, almost 60 years later, Matt Baker takes the same train journey she did, and meets some of the local people who were there to welcome her. The end of his journey is Antrim, where he visits the castle and grounds and helps get them ready for a special jubilee ceremony.

Ellie Harrison is island-hopping around Lough Neagh, the largest lough in the British Isles. She is looking for local wildlife, including nesting herons, and she fishes for the local speciality: eels. John Craven is at one of his favourite locations, the north Antrim coast, where he explores Mussenden Temple and learns about the eccentric Bishop of Derry who commissioned it.

Tom Heap is out and about in Norfolk, finding out just how many things can get in the way of a great day out in the countryside; and Adam is on his farm in the Cotswolds, where he reveals the names he has chosen from thousands of suggestions for his Highland calves.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 12 Jun 2012 00:30
BBC One Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
PresenterMatt Baker
PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterJohn Craven
PresenterTom Heap
Series ProducerTeresa Bogan
PresenterAdam Henson