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Season 29 / Episode 48 and airs on 26 November 2017 18:20
The people, places and stories making news in the British countryside.
A special programme celebrating the the Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need 2017. The presenters lead the way on rambles of their own through some of Britain's best landscapes, joined by viewers and some inspirational youngsters who have been helped by the charity. Matt Baker takes on an epic challenge on the hills of Dartmoor with Georgia, who has fought back from a life-changing operation to remove a brain tumour. Ellie Harrison heads to Wales's waterfall country with Amy, who was born deaf and is helped by a local charity thanks to Children in Need funding. Adam Henson leads a mass ramble of thousands through Bristol, joined by the Penn family. Anita Rani rambles along the white sands of Scotland's west coast withLogan, who lost his mum to cancer and is supported by the local Maggie's Centre. John Craven heads to Northern Ireland and the picturesque Castlewellan Forest Park, where he is joined by hundreds on his accessible-to-all ramble.
Matt Baker crunches through the leaves to find out about a new charter to protect woodlands, and Ellie Harrison meets Skomer's new seal pups.
Ellie Harrison finds out about the so-called 'Idle' women of the canals, who played a vital role in the Second World War. She also discovers how the great outdoors helps to heal servicemen and women. John Craven explores how wild plants became medicine during the Second World War. Plus Adam Henson visits a school where farming is helping to shape lives.
Countryfile is in Hertfordshire, where Charlotte Smith meets the man who's made it his sole mission to save the barbel in the Old River Lea. Sean Fletcher is building a home fit for a Kingfisher and foraging for a wild dinner. John Craven is returning to his days as a scout and cooking up a storm on a woodland fire. And Adam Henson is discovering the estate where rewilding and farming sit side-by-side. Now in its fifth year, what effect is culling badgers actually having on rates of TB in our cattle? Tom Heap's looking at the science behind this controversial practice.
The programme heads to the Cairngorms, where Joe Crowley is at Britain's largest national nature reserve, Mar Lodge. He is on the search for ptarmigan at the top of one of the tallest mountains in Britain. Helen Skelton meets one of Scotland's most extraordinary creatures - the golden eagle. And Adam Henson is already preparing for next year's new arrivals on his farm. Tom Heap is looking at Britain's favourite meat, chicken, and finding out what goes into supplying almost one billion chickens a year.
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