Countrywise

Monday, 27 August 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Last in Series:

In the final episode of this series, Paul Heiney arrives at Scotland’s last northern outpost of John O’Groats, before travelling to the Orkney Isles where he finds out they were once part of Scandanavia.

Bettany Hughes tells the story of Scapa Flow harbour and discovers why the entire German fleet was sunk there in World War One.

Monday, 23 July 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

This week Countrywise is in Derbyshire – exploring the Peaks, the Dales and some of the lesser known corners of the county.

Paul Heiney visits the farm that’s further from the sea than anywhere else in Britain; while historian Bettany Hughes explores the county’s industrial past.

Monday, 9 July 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Paul Heiney and the team tour Northern Ireland’s spectacular coastline this week. Paul takes a trip in a Viking fishing boat; while Charlotte Uhlenbroek explores one of the natural wonders of the world – the Giant’s Causeway – uncovering the facts and the fiction.

Monday, 2 July 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

The Countrywise compass points north as Paul Heiney heads to the dead centre of Scotland.

Paul goes on safari at the point where the Highlands meet the lowlands, and takes a raft down the rapids of the River Tay. Rachel de Thame discovers a Perthshire garden that’s home to plants from the Himalayas.

Monday, 25 June 2012, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

NEW SERIES:

The Countrywise team return for a brand new series journeying across Britain. Paul Heiney explores the Isle of Man, it’s myths, legends and folklore. He takes a railway trip to the summit of the island’s only mountain and tries to get to the bottom of how the Manx Cat came to lose its tail. Meanwhile historian Bettany Hughes explores the island’s proud Viking legacy – ‘discovering’ buried treasure.

Thursday, 9 July 2009, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Paul Heiney and the team are in Northern Ireland, exploring the natural, industrial and cultural roots of Lough Erne. Paul visits a mystical island and goes bird-watching, while Bettany Hughes visits a local factory with a worldwide reputation.

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 7:30PM on ITV1

Paul Heiney presents a series exploring Britain’s countryside, with memorable scenes drawn from the best of the ITV regions and meeting people who make it special. 

This week he celebrates St George’s Day on the hill where – legend says – the dragon was slain, and explores Britain’s oldest footpath. Paul also finds out about Victorian farming methods, and introduces the champions who keep our country traditions alive.

 

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 7:30PM on ITV1

New to ITV1

Paul Heiney presents a new series exploring Britain’s countryside, with memorable scenes drawn from the best of the ITV regions and meeting people who make it special.

This week, he joins anglers at an idyllic spot at the start of the fly-fishing season. Paul also finds out about Victorian farming methods, and introduces the champions who keep our country traditions alive.


 

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 7:30PM on ITV1

Paul Heiney presents a new series exploring Britain’s countryside, with memorable scenes drawn from the best of the ITV regions and meeting people who make it special.

He visits the birthplace of industry – where a single event changed the British countryside forever. Paul also finds out about Victorian farming methods, and introduces the champions who keep our country traditions alive.

 

 

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 7:30PM on ITV1

Paul Heiney explores Britain’s coast and country, and meets the people who make it special. He visits one of Britain’s first farm shops as it celebrates its 30th birthday and goes through the annual marmalade-making ritual – bringing a little Seville sunshine to Surrey. Paul also tries his hand at Victorian farming, and introduces the champions who keep our country traditions alive.

 

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