The Countryside Debates

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Farming And Food Production Should Not Be The Primary Activities In The Countryside2001010320010106

Edward Stourton chairs a debate on the proposition that `Farming and Food Production Should Not Be the Primary Activities in the Countryside'.

In an ancient farm house at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, farmers, environmentalists and other rural experts discuss the decline of agriculture and the future of the countryside.

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Edward Stourton chairs a debate on the proposition that `It's the newcomers to the countryside who are saving its traditional way of life'.

From Flatford Mill in Suffolk, country sports enthusiasts, ramblers, landowners and day trippers argue over their competing visions of rural life.

Rural People Suffer Because They Have No Control Over The Levers Of Power2001011020010113

Edward Stourton chairs a debate on the proposition that `rural people suffer because they have no control over the levers of power'.

Regional chiefs, community groups and big landowners from around Grantham, Lincolnshire, argue over who really has political control in rural areas.