The Farm

By Richard Benson.

The family had farmed in Yorkshire for as long as anyone could remember.

Then Benson got a call from his dad saying they would have to sell up.

It's the story of one family and the English countryside.

Read by Andrew Dunn.

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BOTW0120050606

By Richard Benson.

The family had farmed in Yorkshire for as long as anyone could remember.

Then Benson got a call from his dad saying they would have to sell up.

It's the story of one family and the English countryside.

Read by Andrew Dunn.

BOTW0220050607

The family tradition in farming meant that Richard should have gone into the family business, but the farming gene seemed to be missing.

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It's the day of the sale, and the Benson family watch as their livelihood is sold off to the highest bidder.

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Richard's mother and brother seem to be coming to terms with their new life, but his father seems dangerously depressed.

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Three years after the sale, houses stand where the Bensons' farmyard used to be.

Then his mother has a bright idea.

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By Nell Leyshon.

A farmer's wife is trying to hold things together in an uncertain world, with a business devastated by foot and mouth, a sick father-in-law and a rebellious son.

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By Nell Leyshon

In a farmhouse kitchen, Rose is trying to hold things together in a changing uncertain world.

Her father-in-law Edmond is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, her husband Vic is grimly carrying on despite the slaughter of his cattle and a box of unpaid bills and Gavin, their son has just got himself a job at the local supermarket which fuels his father's fury and resentment.

The Farm is dedicated to the lost farms of Somerset.

Rose....Rosalind March

Vic....Nick Brimble

Edmond....Robert Vahey

Gavin....William Bateman

Sue....Julie Hobbs

Directed by Susan Roberts.