Shepherd's Life, The

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Spring is the farmer's reward for the hard days of winter - and in this final episode, the cycle of the year begins again, as James Rebanks prepares for lambing.

The first son of a shepherd, who was himself the first son of a shepherd, James and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Through his eyes we see that the Lake District is not a playground or a scenic backdrop, it's a working landscape that needs sheep and its farmers to survive.

Read by Bryan Dick

Written by James Rebanks

Abridged by Sian Preece

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

Music details:

Track: "The Nightshift"

CD: Country Escape

Label: BBC Production Music BBCPM031.