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Season 12 / Episode 4 and airs on 23 January 2017 19:00
An Island Parish is a British television documentary made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2 which covers the lives of residents in the Island parish of the Isles of Scilly, the remotest parish within the Church of England.
The islanders are gearing up for the biggest festival of the summer. They put the finishing touches to their floats, and the Rev David Cooper is perfecting his stone-skimming skills.
Islanders Frank and Jem Roberts prepare their Shetland ponies for the prestigious pony assessment. Eastern Orthodox nun Mother Mary gives a local youngster a lesson in history and minister David Cooper reminisces about his time in Ghana, as Unst welcomes some unlikely visitors.
Local businessman Frank Strang is preparing for Shetland's biggest music festival, but will rain put paid to his ambitious plans? And local crofting twins Charlie and Bertie Priest continue the tradition of cutting and stacking the peat.
Islanders gather for the annual Eela fishing competition, and Charlie Priest is determined to land an impressive catch. The Rev Neil Brice travels from Lerwick to organise a special service to bring islanders together to commemorate those locals lost at sea.
Sula the Shetland pony is spruced up for the annual Unst Agricultural Show as Frank nervously waits to see how she will cope in front of the judges. Minister David Cooper oversees the renovations to his retirement home and islander Sarah McBurnie forages an unusual local ingredient for a new flavour of gin at the distillery.
Reap the Harvest of Your Land. Series following community life on Shetland's most northerly island, Unst. Eastern Orthodox nun Mother Mary turns her hand to DIY as she puts the finishing touches to her sanctuary and chapel on her croft. Islanders gather the last of the season's produce in celebration of harvest before battening down the hatches for winter. And it is time for Frank and Jem to bid an emotional farewell to Sula their Shetland pony foal at the auction in Lerwick.
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