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Chalk Streams

Anita and Matt are in Hampshire celebrating our chalk streams, while Adam and Charlotte meet the last of the three contenders for our Farming Hero Award.

This week the team are in Hampshire celebrating our chalk streams. Anita is with the volunteers of the local Wildlife Trust who use novel ways to check for water pollution. She also joins a group of women with breast cancer who’ve found companionship and support through fly fishing. Matt meets the farmers who are trying different approaches to help reduce run-off from their farms, including one whose water buffalo were causing a bit of a problem. Joe Crowley investigates claim that factories are flushing polluting chemicals into watercourses, and he also meets Cyril Bennet, one of the world’s leading experts on mayflies, to learn about his work reintroducing them to rivers. Also in this programme, Adam and Charlotte meet the last of the three contenders for our Farming Hero Award.

44 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 Jun 2019 01:00

Chalk Streams

Chalk Streams

Sensitive Farming

Sensitive Farming

Chalk Stream Mystery

Chalk Stream Mystery
Joe investigates the mystery behind the chemicals found in the headwaters of one of Hampshire's most beautiful chalk streams.And it seems there might be a link to all those bags of salad many of us buy from our local supermarket.Campaigners are concerned about the pesticides that could be on leaves imported from abroad and washed off here in the UK.So what's being done to keep an eye on the big food production businesses operating on the banks of our chalk streams?

Inspirational Chalk Streams

Inspirational Chalk Streams

Farming Hero finalists

Farming Hero finalists

Adam and Charlotte visit the last of the three finalists in this year's Countryfile Farming Hero awards.

It's part of the BBC's Food and Farming awards and celebrates those who live and work in the countryside - and give something back to their rural communities.

This week they travel to Devon to meet Nigel and Helen Dunn, who, over the years, have given a home to more than 80 foster children.

Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matt Baker
Presenter Anita Rani
Presenter Joe Crowley
Presenter Adam Henson
Presenter Charlotte Smith
Executive Producer William Lyons
Series Producer Joanna Brame

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