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John Craven's Best of Britain

As John Craven celebrates 50 years as a BBC presenter, on this – his 1,250th episode of Countryfile - he opens up a treasure trove of memories of some of his favourite parts of Britain.

As John Craven celebrates 50 years as a BBC presenter, on this – his 1,250th episode for Countryfile - he opens up a treasure trove of memories of some of his favourite parts of Britain. Each location evokes aspects of his life, his career and his passions: discovering a hidden treasure he never knew existed on his childhood doorstep in Yorkshire; indulging his love of verse with a trip to Cambridgeshire to find out more about John Clare, the peasant poet; and revealing his love of history on an ancient Scottish battlefield. And he has never forgotten the time he was roped up to the heady heights of the dark hedges in Northern Ireland.

55 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 May 2021 00:35

Music Played

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

  • 00:06

    Pet Shop Boys

    Invisible

  • 00:17

    Aram Khachaturian

    Adagio from Spartacus

    Conductor: Alexander Lazarev. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • 00:18

    Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

    Le Nozze Di Figaro, K. 492, Act III: "Che Soave Zeffiretto"

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Craven
Series Producer Bill Lyons
Series Editor Jane Lomas

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