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10/06/2012

Countryfile visits Warwickshire in the heart of England. Matt Baker is with Shipston-on-Stour Young Farmers brushing up on his rural skills ahead of a rally, where he tests his tractor skills and competes against Ellie in a tug-of-war. Ellie Harrison is in the saddle, as she learns the ancient art of side-saddle riding and also tries out a classic British bicycle, training to race against a former olympic champion.

John Craven is also in the county of the Bard, where he looks at how Shakespeare's time spent on his mother's farm as a boy was reflected in his writing. He also finds out more about life as a Tudor farmer. Earlier in the year on Countryfile, we looked at how eating British veal could help stop the needless deaths of thousands of dairy calves. Tom Heap investigates if anything has changed. On Adam's farm, he is preparing for summer, and so are his animals, including the hundreds of new arrivals getting to grips with life in the great outdoors.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 19 Jun 2012 00:25
BBC One Northern Ireland only

Credits

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

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