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Episode 11

Kate meets Toby and Aly, whose passion for their local woodlands and love for coppicing combined to create a business making traditional, sustainable garden fencing and gates.

Back to the Land is in the heart of England meeting partners Toby and Aly, whose passion for their local woodlands in Herefordshire and love for coppicing combined their talents to create a business making traditional, sustainable garden fencing and gates. Kate joins them at their busiest time of year, felling season. The pressure is on to fell enough trees and to deliver on orders to sustain the business and keep their staff employed all year round.

Also, Kate joins a posh snack entrepreneur, who left his city job for the food market tapping into the growing popularity of air-dried meat snacks, popular with the health crowd for their high protein and low-fat properties. And we meet a man who lives and breathes Gloucester, its produce and rural heritage and is working very hard to try to preserve it. He saved the Gloucester cow from extinction and invented the famous Stinking Bishop cheese. And we join a shepherdess and designer who produces cushions, throws and rugs out of wool sheared from her own flock of rare-breed British sheep.

59 minutes


Music Played

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

  • 00:02


    How Long Have You Known?

  • 00:03

    Clean Cut Kid


  • 00:13

    London Grammar

    Oh Woman Oh Man

  • 00:14

    Rozi Plain

    Tap To The Chest

  • 00:15

    Cold Specks

    Winter Solstice

  • 00:20

    Beth Jeans Houghton


  • 00:22



  • 00:24

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Tell Me A Tale

  • 00:26

    The National

    Anyone's Ghost

  • 00:27

    First Aid Kit

    Master Pretender

  • 00:28

    Volker Rosin

    Alle Schafchen Machen Bockchen

  • 00:29

    Bloc Party

    Blue Light

  • 00:31

    Agnes Obel

    Words Are Dead

  • 00:33

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Jubilee Street

  • 00:35


    Tuck The Darkness In

  • 00:36

    Barry Adamson

    Evil Kind

  • 00:43

    The Album Leaf


  • 00:47

    Lisa Hannigan



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


  • Wed 23 May 2018 19:00
  • Sat 26 May 2018 13:00
  • Tue 28 Aug 2018 02:30