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Community Resilience in Toppesfield
Helen Mark meets the thriving community of Toppesfield.
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Helen Mark explores the landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.
Witham Navigable Drains
Ian Marchant fulfils a boyhood dream, of navigating the Witham Navigable Drains.
The Secret Life of Pigeons
Join us as we uncover the little-known world of the humble homing pigeon
Painshill in Surrey - lost and found
Charles Hamilton's Painshill in Surrey was nearly lost. Helen Mark discovers more.
Bristol and the transatlantic slave trade
Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley examines how the transatlantic slave trade has shaped Bristol.
In the Bleak Midwinter: Holst's Cotswolds
Helen Mark considers how composer Gustav Holst's youth in the Cotswolds shaped his work
Skateboarding in the Woods
Ruth Sanderson discovers a skateboarding camp, deep in the Forest of Dean.
Planting Trees to Save the Planet in Cumbria
Helen Mark meets teenage campaigner Amy Bray planting trees to save the planet in Cumbria.
The Chilterns - a new National Landscape?
Ian Marchant visits the Chilterns, to test ideas from a new review into National Parks.
Helen Mark visits Ryebank Fields in Chorlton and asks if it can be saved from development.
With storms and high winds will Helen Mark be able to cross Tintagel's new bridge?
Helen Mark visits the national centre for folk arts which sits in the Quantock Hills.
Closed Country: Helen Glover in her Buckinghamshire back garden.
Helen Glover discovers what's in her own back garden with the help of Steve Backshall.
Small Fish - Big Project
How a little known fish, rare and remarkable, is behind a huge project on the River Severn
The Music of the Surrey Hills
Ian Marchant explores music inspired by the landscape of the Surrey Hills.
Birmingham Tree City of the World
Helen Mark finds out why Birmingham is so obsessed with trees.
Closed Country: A Spring Audio-Diary with Brett Westwood
Spring - an audio diary with Brett Westwood
Closed Country: Changing seasons
Helen Mark looks at the changing seasons on her family farm near Limavady in N Ireland.
A circus of puffins on the Isle of May
Every year on Scotland’s Isle of May, thousands of puffins return from a winter at sea.
Julie Walters on Warley Woods
Julie Walters shares memories of her favourite childhood park, Warley Woods in Smethwick.
Landscapes in lockdown
How archaeologists have made new discoveries about the landscape, even during lockdown.
Helen Mark learns about a Scottish mountain and the village that nestles in it's shadow.
A coastal dawn walk with wildlife filmmaker John Aitchison in West Scotland.
Restoration in the Lake District
Ian Marchant talks to people restoring landscapes in the Lake District.
Why the plants in our pavement cracks are attracting attention as important urban flora.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker Quest
Finding a Great Spotted Woodpecker’s nest is far from easy for cameraman James Aldred.
Pete Waterman at Braunston Marina
Songwriter and music producer, Pete Waterman, revisits his childhood holidays
Brett Westwood's Summer Nature Diary
Brett Westwood shares his audio-diary of the natural world in summer.
Sybil Ruscoe visits Cleeve Common, the highest point of the Cotswold Hills.
Ghost Ponds and Underwater Songs
In Norfolk, ghost ponds are being recovered, restored and heard to sing once again.
The Bord Waalk of Amble
Landscape and wildlife have inspired a Bird Sculpture trail called Bord Waalk in Amble.
Gilbert White’s Selborne
A tour of Gilbert White’s Selborne 300 years after this pioneering naturalist was born.
A cross-channel swimmer, a bird watcher, and an environmental artist reflect on the sea.
New Land Owners, New Visions
Caz Graham meets the people behind two historic land buyouts in the south of Scotland.
Eilean Shona, once a Highland crofting island, now a nature reserve and holiday retreat
How the community in Redesdale, Northumberland, is restoring and celebrating its landscape
Kitty Macfarlane and the Somerset Levels
Singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane explores how the Somerset levels inspires her music.
The Lighthouse on the Headland of the Great Seas
How the local community is preserving the history of Scotland's Ardnamurchan Lighthouse.
Frank Turner and the Meon Valley
Frank Turner returns to the area in which he spent his early life, the Meon Valley.
Winter at Binevenagh
Helen Mark immerses us in her local landscape surrounding Binevenagh in Northern Ireland.
Brett Westwood and Wyre Forest
Brett Westwood and Rosemary Winnall are in Wyre Forest in search of wild service trees.
Alan Street has spent his life discovering snowdrops - but now there is new demand.
Helen Mark rethinks her relationship with windows and how they connect us to the world.
Julia Blackburn and the Suffolk coast
Helen Mark talks to the writer Julia Blackburn about her love of the Suffolk coastline.
Twelve months of Open Country
Helen Mark looks at some of the highlights from the last twelve months of Open Country.
Helen Mark finds out how the public and politicians in Northern Ireland share a parkland.
Fiona Mackenzie on the history, music and landscape of the Isle of Canna in the Hebrides.
Songs of England
Folk singer Sam Lee explores the historic landmarks of England through song.
The voices of the women who mend the nets and gut the fish.
Tales from the Black Mountains
Travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent explores her new home in the Welsh Black Mountains.
Dawn on the Sea Loch
A journey at dawn by kayak across a sea loch in western Scotland as the seasons change.
An Obsession with Forsythia
Helen Mark meets enthusiasts creating and looking after National Plant Collections.
Rare British breeds and their owners
We follow a photographer capturing rare British breeds in the landscape.
Helen Mark goes fishing for treasure with magnets in Edinburgh.
Durham: Time and the Tides
Three artists are inspired by the landscape and communities along the Durham coastline.
Journey to the Source of the Ancholme
Ian Marchant tracks the River Ancholme in Lincolnshire back to its source.
Windsor Great Park
Ash Bhardwaj explores the varied landscapes of Windsor Great Park near London.
Northumberland Sound Walk
Landscape and community inspire a sound walk in Northumberland.
People and Stone
Archaeologist Rose Ferraby explores the connections between people and stone in Dorset.
A Fabric Landscape
Ian Marchant visits Blackburn, where the textile industry has shaped the landscape.
Helen Mark explores the narrow strip of sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
How to build and paint a bird nest
Blackbirds, yellowhammers, wrens and crows - British birds and the places where they live.
The right to paddle?
How much of our waterways are open to watersports? Less than you think says Nick Hayes
Until the land runs out
In 1945 a young man began walking from Cornwall all the way to the top of Scotland.
A Tot of Rum
Fiona Mackenzie uncovers the story of Kinloch Castle on the Hebridean Isle of Rum.
Britain's Forgotten Rainforest
Lush green rainforest - right here in the UK. Helen Mark gets lost in the undergrowth.
Kerdroya - The Cornish Labyrinth
Helen Mark meets Will Coleman to discover the wonders of the Cornish hedge.
Memorial walks and woodlands
Helen Mark discovers how reclaiming land for nature can help us to heal post-pandemic.
After Dark on the Brecon Beacons
An after-dark, star-lit adventure. From dusk to dawn in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Wizards and steam trains on the West Highland Line
Tales of princes and wizards with musician, Ingrid Henderson, on the West Highland Line.
Inspired by Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, our relationship with walls is explored.
Bright lights and bees at Blenheim
Helen Mark explores the parkland and green spaces of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Reflections and Connections
As the year turns, four individuals reflect on their relationship with the landscape.
Ian Marchant explores Dartmoor, one of the UK's most important archaeological landscapes.
Climbing in the Langdales with Anna Fleming.
Goats on the Gun Batteries
Helen Mark explores the landscape of Purdown on the edge of Bristol.
California's Giant Cousins
Felicity Evans discovers how Europe's largest Redwood grove came to be in mid-Wales.
Husky Sledding in the Cairngorms
Helen Mark explores the Aberdeenshire countryside - from the back of a husky-pulled sled!
Mammoth Hunting on the Norfolk Coast
Emily Knight takes a walk along the Norfolk coast, on the trail of ancient mammoths.
We visit the Wash, where the interests of fishing and conservation are finely balanced.
Bath Workhouse Burial Ground
We visit a field in Bath, once used as the burial ground for a 19th-century workhouse.
Erland Cooper's Orkney
Composer Erland Cooper takes us on a tour of his Orkney homeland.
Cornwall’s Steam Heritage
Ian Marchant celebrates steam power in Cornwall.
The Book, the Fish and the Dove
The River Dove inspires this tale of Izaak Walton: fisherman, philosopher and writer.
The Search for Summer Snow
Iain Cameron and Andrew Cotter climb the Scottish Highlands in search of snow.
Niellah Arboine returns to her university town of Aberystwyth, which inspired her so much.
Uncharted Stories of the Causeway Coast
Helen Mark is in Northern Ireland to hear little known histories about the Causeway Coast.
A new road for Kerrera
Antonia Quirke travels 400 metres across the sea from Oban to the tiny island of Kerrera.
Emily Knight explores the radical history of back-to-the-land pacifist communities.