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Apples: British to the Core

Chris Beardshaw uncovers the British contribution to the history of our most iconic fruit and sees how 20th-century British scientists helped create the modern mass-market apple.

Horticulturalist Chris Beardshaw uncovers the British contribution to the history of our most iconic fruit. He reveals the 'golden age', when the passion and dedication of Victorian gardeners gave us more varieties than anywhere else in the world. Chris also finds out how the remarkable ingenuity of a small group of 20th-century British scientists helped create the modern mass-market apple.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 28 Feb 2019 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Noah and the Whale

    Instrumental I

  • 00:09

    Noah and the Whale

    Mary

  • 00:15

    Luigi Boccherini

    Minuet In A Major

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • 00:29

    Noah and the Whale

    Rocks and Daggers

  • 00:49

    Four Tet

    Everything Is Alright

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Beardshaw
Presenter Chris Beardshaw
Producer Emma Boswell
Director Emma Boswell
Executive Producer Clare Sillery
Executive Producer Clare Sillery

Broadcasts

  • Wed 15 Jun 2011 21:00
  • Thu 16 Jun 2011 00:50
  • Thu 16 Jun 2011 02:25
  • Thu 23 Jun 2011 20:00
  • Fri 24 Jun 2011 01:25
  • Mon 10 Oct 2011 19:30
  • Tue 11 Oct 2011 01:30
  • Tue 11 Oct 2011 19:00
  • Wed 12 Oct 2011 01:20
  • Sun 11 Nov 2012 19:00
  • Wed 14 Nov 2012 23:30
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019 22:00