Country Tracks - Surrey

Ellie Harrison discovers what makes Surrey special. Her journey begins just 17 miles from the centre of London, at the home of arguably the greatest flat horse race in the world - The Derby. She then heads on to the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society: Wisley, where forensic detective work is helping to protect Britain's best-loved plants and trees.

Ellie also explores one of Surrey's most sought-after addresses, Whiteley Village. It shares a postcode with millionaires, but you have to be a cash-strapped pensioner to live there.

Her journey ends in Compton at Watts Gallery, which was built over a century ago to bring 'art to all'. However, a leaky roof and crumbling walls spelled disaster, unless they could win a pot of money from the BBC's Restoration programme. But did they win?

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Role Contributor
Series ProducerRichard Sharman
PresenterEllie Harrison
Executive ProducerSarah Moors

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