Rural Lives

Episodes

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0101Hearts Of Oak1998072219980723

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 1: `Hearts of Oak'. The story of Robert Kett, an unlikely street-fighting man of the 16th century whose extraordinary rebellion held Britain's second city in a state of siege.

0101Hearts Of Oak1998072219980723

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 1: `Hearts of Oak'. The story of Robert Kett, an unlikely street-fighting man of the 16th century whose extraordinary rebellion held Britain's second city in a state of siege.

0102The Prophet Abraham1998072919980730

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 2: `The Prophet Abraham'. Why the father of the industrial revolution, Abraham Darby, is important to the way we regard the countryside today.

0102The Prophet Abraham1998072919980730

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 2: `The Prophet Abraham'. Why the father of the industrial revolution, Abraham Darby, is important to the way we regard the countryside today.

0103Doubting Thomas1998080519980806

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 3: `Doubting Thomas'. Why do people who profess to love the countryside insist on changing it? Thomas Johnes felt he could improve on one of nature's landscape features - a mountain.

0103Doubting Thomas1998080519980806

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 3: `Doubting Thomas'. Why do people who profess to love the countryside insist on changing it? Thomas Johnes felt he could improve on one of nature's landscape features - a mountain.

0104Parson1998081219980813

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 4: `Parson's Displeasure'. A look at the decline in the influence of the Church of England through the story of the Burston School strike, which started in 1914 and lasted 25 years.

0104Parson1998081219980813

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 4: `Parson's Displeasure'. A look at the decline in the influence of the Church of England through the story of the Burston School strike, which started in 1914 and lasted 25 years.

0105Turnip Soup1998081919980820

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 5: `Turnip Soup'. Charles `Turnip' Townsend devised ways of getting land to grow more food, but how far can he be held responsible for modern-day food mountains and a policy of paying farmers to take their land out of production?

0105Turnip Soup1998081919980820

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 5: `Turnip Soup'. Charles `Turnip' Townsend devised ways of getting land to grow more food, but how far can he be held responsible for modern-day food mountains and a policy of paying farmers to take their land out of production?

0106 LASTGang Warfare1998082619980827

`Gang Warfare'. Les Woodland reveals the shocking conditions endured by organised gangs of child farm workers in the Fens in 1867 and finds some surprising links with the present day.

0106 LASTGang Warfare1998082619980827

`Gang Warfare'. Les Woodland reveals the shocking conditions endured by organised gangs of child farm workers in the Fens in 1867 and finds some surprising links with the present day.