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08/07/2012

Countryfile comes from a beautiful corner of the Garden of England, the Kent hills. Ellie Harrison follows in the footsteps of Octavia Hill, social reformer and founder of the National Trust. John Craven finds out more about this remarkable woman, who fell in love with the Kent countryside and fought to preserve it.

High in the canopy, John also discovers what is being done to protect and preserve one of the unsung stars of the plant world - conifers. With her feet firmly on the ground, Ellie samples the perfect pint with the help of some Kentish hops, while Tom Heap investigates the fate of our village pubs; they have been at the heart of rural life for centuries but in the last few decades they have gone into an almost terminal decline. So, is there anything we can do to stop the rot?

And down on the farm, Adam has been set a challenge. He is out to find some rare Dorset horn sheep for a celebrity friend! Will he persuade Kate Humble to part with her money?

1 hour

Last on

Mon 16 Jul 2012 00:00

Credits

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