The Call Of The Wild
From a nostalgic exploration of Britain under pedal power to wild swimming, camping and bird-watching, BBC Four’s The Call Of The Wild celebrates the great British love affair with the countryside – whatever the weather.
Programmes in the season
Gentle comedy drama following the antics of several British families on holiday in France.
Quirky feature-length animation about an orphaned boy who becomes obsessed with cycling, from the imagination of Sylvain Chomet.
Clare Balding embarks on a pedal-powered odyssey across Britain to rediscover the magical world of 1950s cycling.
How camping evolved from Edwardian times to the British family pastime it is today.
Dan Cruickshank reveals the rich history of the evolution of the nation's parks.
A look at the 1967 Tour de France, when British cyclist Tom Simpson died trying to climb Mont Ventoux.
Ian Hislop uncovers the story behind the book which launched the Scout movement.
The return from California of England's favourite living artist, at the age of 70.
The life of adventurer Hugh Munro, who climbed and listed the high peaks of Scotland.
Mike Leigh's classic comic tale of camping holidays and an increasingly domineering husband.
Bike-obsessed author Rob Penn travels around the world collecting handbuilt parts for his dream bicycle.
How the Edwardians promoted the bicycle as a truly democratised means of transport.
Documentary recalling the life of eccentric Lancastrian Alfred Wainwright.
The story of youth hostelling, told using archive film found at the YHA headquarters.
Documentary delving into the Girl Guide movement's extraordinary archive.