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Episode 6

Kate meets rural cider entrepreneur Tom, who created a company out of a genuine passion for the alcoholic apple elixir, as he takes on his biggest harvest yet.

Back to the Land returns to Cornwall following innovative businesses through the busiest periods of the year and gaining an insight of the challenges they face. Kate meets rural cider entrepreneur Tom, who created a company out of a genuine passion for the alcoholic apple elixir, as he takes on a monumental harvest, the largest in the history of this seven-year-old business. Will it be the last time he will press the apples using traditional methods, or will Tom be forced to succumb to having machinery installed to meet demand and grow the business?

Kate also gets hands-on with Shonna and Ben, who propagate their own herbs and flowers before distilling them into essential oils for the perfumery trade. Ex-city workers Richard and Fionagh yearned for a more rural life. The novices took on a 350-acre farm and a drove of pigs they needed to make money from. Six years of struggle later they have a thriving artisan charcuterie business.

And we meet a local carpenter capitalising on his passion for surfing and Cornwall's growing reputation for the sport, to produce bespoke hand-crafted surf boards using wood harvested sustainably in the UK.

59 minutes


Music Played

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

  • 00:03



  • 00:08

    The xx

    I Dare You

  • 00:14

    White Lies

    First Time Caller

  • 00:18

    Tom Walker

    Just You & I

  • 00:19

    Allman Brown

    Dust & Heat

  • 00:21

    Picture This

    You & I

  • 00:23

    Cherry Ghost

    Mathematics (Full Length)

  • 00:25

    Whilk and Misky

    All By Myself

  • 00:26



  • 00:27


    We Share the Same Sun

  • 00:27

    Lightspeed Champion

    Dry Lips

  • 00:29

    Jagwar Ma

    Batter Up

  • 00:31


    From Eden

  • 00:34

    Bloc Party

    Blue Light

  • 00:35

    Alabama Shakes

    Hang Loose

  • 00:37

    Nick Mulvey

    Meet Me There

  • 00:44

    Josef Salvat

    Till I Found You

  • 00:46



  • 00:50

    Mali Music

    Sit Down For This (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)

  • 00:53

    Seasick Steve


  • 00:55



  • 00:56

    Sundara Karma

    Happy Family

  • 00:57

    Cold Specks

    When The City Lights Dim


Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Humble
Composer Andrew Jones
Graphic Designer John Eddy
Graphic Designer Ian Richards
Colourist Bernard Pearson
On-line editing Bernard Pearson
Re-recording mixer Matt Morris
Director of photography Cliff Evans
Sound Recordist Ed Bulman
Line Producer Richard Banks
Series Producer Debb Swindells
Editor Chris Polding
Producer Darren Coates
Director Darren Coates
Executive Producer Sarah Trigg
Director Jim Ashley
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions