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The Lake District

Kate Humble helps with lambing at a fifth-generation farm which has invented the world's only wool compost, enabling them to keep their farming traditions alive.

Series following innovative businesses in the Lake District through spring, summer and autumn, painting a portrait of the rugged landscape and gaining an insight into the challenges they face.

Kate Humble helps with lambing at a fifth-generation farm which has invented the world's only wool compost to enable the farmers to keep their traditions alive. She goes foraging for wild food which went to waste until one woman realised she could turn it into unique jams and preserves that are now sold nationwide. Lakeland dark herdwick wool is now nearly worthless and Kate follows one woman who left the city hoping to create high-end bags that will give a fair price back to the shepherds.

Businesswoman Geetie Singh-Watson is with two young entrepreneurs who are leaving the city.

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Sat 20 Jan 2018 14:00

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    Something Good

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    From Eden

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    The xx

    Heart Skipped A Beat

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    Vampire Weekend


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    Frank Turner

    Night Becomes Day

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    Clean Cut Kid

    Paper Heart

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    Jamie T

    Power Over Men

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    Archie, Marry Me

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    Patrick Watson

    Adventures In Your Own Backyard

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    Michael Kiwanuka

    Home Again

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    Agnes Obel


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    Nick Drake

    Hazey Jane II

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    Turin Brakes


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    Band of Horses

    No One's Gonna Love You (Glastonbury 2016)

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    Big Thief


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    Arctic Monkeys

    Black Treacle

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    Nick Drake

    Cello Song

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    Yann Tiersen


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    Badly Drawn Boy

    Once Around the Block

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    Roscoe Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve

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    The Phoenix Foundation


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    The xx


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    Seasick Steve


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    The Phoenix Foundation

    Flock Of Hearts

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    The Phoenix Foundation


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    The xx

    On Hold

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    Agnes Obel

    Golden Green

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    Band of Horses

    The First Song

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    Lippy Kids


Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Humble
Presenter Geetie Singh-Watson
Composer Andrew Jones
Graphic Designer John Eddy
Graphic Designer Ian Richards
Graphic Designer Steve Lucas
On-line editing Jay Francis
Re-recording mixer Gavin Allingham
Director of photography Cliff Evans
Sound Recordist Ed Bulman
Casting Lina Hashweh
Casting Catherine Lewendon
Production Coordinator Vicki Lindsay
Production Manager Richard Banks
Assistant Producer Niall Bradnick
Assistant Producer Rob Myler
Executive Producer Donna Clark
Editor Bernard Pearson
Editor Alex McAllister
Executive Producer Sarah Trigg
Series Producer Chrissie Sharman
Director Jim Ashley
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions


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